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Phyllis Heath is a professor in the Department of Human Environmental Studies at Central Michigan University. She has also taught courses for Michigan State University in Okinawa, Japan. She was educated at the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she received a B.A. in Psychology. At the University of North Carolina at Charlotte she earned a MA in Human Development and Learning. She received a PhD in Child Development and Family relations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research has focused on the ways in which parental attitudes and behaviors affect children’s social competence, factors influencing parenting patterns, and more recently, the links between parenting behaviors and adolescent depression. She has also explored beliefs and behaviors of parents in indigenous cultures in Oaxaco, Mexico and in South Africa.
Chapter 1: Historical and Theoretical Influences of Childrearing
Chapter 2: Parenting Patterns and the Impact of Culture and Context
Chapter 3: Parents and Children in Varied Family Structures
Chapter 4: Child Socialization Strategies and Techniques
Chapter 5: Becoming Parents and Parenting Infants and Toddlers
Chapter 6: Parent-Preschooler Interactions
Chapter 7: Parents and Their School-Age Children
Chapter 8: Parent-Adolescent Interactions
Chapter 9: The Relationships of Young Adults, Their Parents, and Their Children
Chapter 10: Middle Age and Older Parenthood and Grandparenthood
Chapter 11: Parenting Children with Special Needs
Chapter 12: Families at Risk and Families Coping with the Death of a Family Member