How Children Learn to be Healthy by Barbara J. TinsleyHow Children Learn to be Healthy by Barbara J. Tinsley

How Children Learn to be Healthy

byBarbara J. Tinsley

Paperback | November 11, 2002

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Exploring the ways in which children learn to be healthy, this book examines children's understanding of health, from early childhood through adolescence, and how it affects their behavior and actual physical health. The study scrutinizes the ways in which parents, other children, schools, media, and children's home and neighborhood influence children's health, attitudes and behavior.

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Title:How Children Learn to be HealthyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:November 11, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521524180

ISBN - 13:9780521524186

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Table of Contents

1. Mechanisms and consequences of socializing children to be healthy; 2. Children's health understanding and behavior; 3. Parents' health beliefs: 4. Parents' promotion of children's health; 5. Parents' promotion of children's sexual health; 6. Peers, schools, and children's health; 7. How television viewing and other media use affects children's health; 8. The social ecology of children's health socialization; 9. Summary and conclusions.

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"A concise yet comprehensive review of the literature related to children's development of health beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.... For anyone interested in improving the health of children and thus, the nation. Recommended." Choice