Parenthood: A Life Sentence

Parenthood: A Life Sentence

A Journey From Womb To Tomb

by Robert Nicoletti PhD


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Parenthood Does Not Get Better With Old Age Just Different!

A survey of the literature suggests that relatively little has been written about parenthood in the context of the experience over a period of one’s lifetime. In the book, I describe what parenthood requires from the moment of conception and beyond, some 50-60 years later in a person’s life, to when he/she becomes a grandparent and possibly even a great grandparent. There is a large education strand in the book which describes the role of teachers and other educators who in concert with parents are responsible for the physical and cognitive development of our children. The importance of parents as baby’s first teacher and the role that parents play in insuring that their children are ready to enter kindergarten is emphasized. Each chapter in the book dwells on a particular period in the lives of children and their parents, beginning with conception and continuing until the child reaches adulthood. A comprehensive discussion of the role that parents and teachers play in each phase of child development is studied. The latter chapters are mainly dedicated to parents as they approach their twilight years but still may play an important role, in the family, as parents and grandparents. In addition they may find themselves in the role of still caring for their adult children while simultaneously caring for their own elderly parents. The final chapters provide a window into what it feels like to get old both from a physical and cognitive perspective and the implications relative to elder care needs. WHERE WAS THIS BOOK when I was blessed with six children who arrived without an Instruction Manual. It surely would have helped me to navigate more confidently the unchartered waters of Parenting. An amazing,comprehensive guidebook! Claire St. Pierre Simple, entertaining and yet has the power to inspire and transform attitudes and behavior. From the outset, readers are encouraged to apply ideas and experiences directly to their own lives and the lives of their children. Dr. Nicoletti’s words and stories continue to remind us that nothing has greater influence on a child’s development than the love of a parent. Robert L. Mills, a parent of six children. This first-hand account, “Parenthood: A life Sentence? A Journey from Womb To Tomb” is a compiling of the author’s years of experience in education as a teacher, administrator and as a parent and grandparent. The content is presented in a common sense humorous way. It is a wonderful resource for young and old, parent of not. Dolores Mazzucco, R.N., Parent of four children

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 244 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 09, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478781858
ISBN13: 9781478781851
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General

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Robert Nicoletti PhDDr. Robert Nicoletti is a retired superintendent of schools and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Quinnipiac University, North Haven, Connecticut. During his 52 years as an educator he has taught children from early childhood to graduate school. As a parent and grandparent he has had a myriad of experiences in rearing children from birth to adulthood. He and his wife Barbara reside in Wallingford, Connecticut.
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