9780136020387

Parent-Child Relations : An Introduction to Parenting

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136020387

  • ISBN10:

    0136020380

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/1/1997
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Emphasizing the use of family systems theory to explain how the relationship between parents and children functions and operates, this text has been updated to examine parenting children issues in a contemporary society. Discussions of a family life career model, the family life spiral model, and of developmental change theories that relate to parent-child relationships, such as Erikson's theory of psychosocial development, are presented. Explores the issues that parents face from their child's conception through early adulthood, making this a rich resource for those wishing to explore the complexities of parent-child relationships.

Table of Contents

PART I An Introduction to Parenting 1(186)
CHAPTER 1 The Nature of Parent-Child Relations
3(32)
CHAPTER 2 The Diversity of Contemporary American Families
35(56)
CHAPTER 3 Perspectives on the Parenting Process: Family Systems Theory
91(36)
CHAPTER 4 Perspectives on the Parenting Process: Developmental Frameworks
127(22)
CHAPTER 5 Strategies of Contemporary Parenting
149(38)
PART II Developmental Interaction in the Child Rearing Years 187(210)
CHAPTER 6 Childbirth and the Newborn
189(38)
CHAPTER 7 Developmental Interaction In Infancy
227(46)
CHAPTER 8 Developmental Interaction in Early Childhood
273(40)
CHAPTER 9 Developmental Interaction in Middle Childhood
313(44)
CHAPTER 10 Developmental Interaction in Adolescence and Early Adulthood
357(40)
PART III Challenging Issues of Contemporary Parenting 397(164)
CHAPTER 11 Parenting in the Single-Parent Family System
399(42)
CHAPTER 12 Parenting in Stepfamily Systems
441(22)
CHAPTER 13 Parenting in High-Risk Families
463(60)
CHAPTER 14 Special Concerns of Parenting
523(38)
APPENDIX 561(14)
NAME INDEX 575(16)
SUBJECT INDEX 591

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