Let me begin by congratulating the happy couple on your decision to adopt this beautiful child. When a couple gives birth it is a joyous occasion, and, when they bring that little bundle of joy home, the teaching and socialization process begins; and with a clean slate. Adopting a child and bringing them home too, is also a joyous time. However, the only socialization decision that you have made at this point is that she will be enrolled into preschool. Therefore, I have created this handbook to provide you with valuable advice parents should know about socialization and to help you better devise a plan with the raising of your new child. Within this handbook, I will cover and explain the importance of: Bronfenbrenner’s ecological models, parenting styles, childcare options, and safe technology choices, methods to increase your child’s self-esteem and positive attitude, socialization at home and in school, as well as the importance of positive peer interaction.
Urie Bronfenbrenner was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1917, and moved to the U.S. when he was six. “He received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell in 1938,