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Parenting in a Contemporary Society

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780205296460

ISBN10:
0205296467
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

This research-based book on parenting through the lifespan, helps readers learn to work with parents as professionals, as well as develop life skills.Parenting in Contemporary Society, Fourth Edition provides in-depth information about parenting through the lifespan and parenting in diverse family types. It includes all types of parents and family situations, examines similarities and differences among parents in four major minority groups, and examines the various risks, challenges, and alternatives available to parents.Designed for family therapists or counselors.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART I PARENTING: CONCEPTS, CHALLENGES, AND CHANGES
Parenting in Perspective
1(32)
Concepts of Parenting
2(27)
Parenthood
2(7)
Parenting
9(16)
Parent Education
25(4)
Summary
29(1)
References
29(4)
The Changing Nature of Parenting: Infancy and Early Childhood
33(35)
Parents and Infants
34(9)
Parents as Caregivers
34(2)
Establishing Basic Trust
36(1)
Attachment
37(3)
Developing Reciprocity
40(1)
Brain Development and Infant Stimulation
41(2)
Parents and Toddlers
43(6)
The Parents' Roles as Protectors
43(1)
Coping with Growing Autonomy
44(2)
Providing Learning Experiences
46(3)
Programs for Parents of Infants and Toddlers
49(2)
Parents and Preschool Children
51(11)
The Parents' Roles as Nurturers
51(1)
Discipline versus Punishment
52(5)
Self-Concept
57(1)
Developing a Sense of Initiative
58(2)
Providing Learning Experiences
60(2)
Programs for Parents of Preschool Children
62(1)
Developmental Needs of Parents
63(2)
Summary
65(1)
References
65(3)
The Changing Nature of Parenting: Middle Childhood and Adolescence
68(41)
Parents and School-Age Children
69(11)
The Parents' Roles as Encouragers
69(1)
Parenting Styles and Practices
69(4)
Developing a Sense of Industry
73(1)
Building a Healthy Self-Concept
74(2)
Peer Relationships
76(1)
Providing Learning Experiences
77(3)
Special Challenges of Preadolescence
80(2)
Programs for Parents of School-age Children
82(2)
Parent Involvement in the Schools
82(1)
Chapter I Programs
83(1)
Parent Education via the Child's School
83(1)
Developmental Needs of Parents
84(1)
Parents and Adolescents
85(17)
Parent-Child Interactions
85(3)
Developing a Sense of Identity
88(4)
Rearing Adolescents in Contemporary Society
92(3)
Adolescent Sexuality
95(5)
Adolescent Substance Use
100(2)
Programs for Parents of Adolescents
102(1)
Developmental Needs of Parents
103(1)
Summary
104(1)
References
105(4)
The Changing Nature of Parenting: Later Life
109(26)
Parents and Adult Children
110(6)
Parenting Young Adult Children
111(5)
Grandparenting
116(9)
Content and Meaning of the Grandparent Role
117(4)
Variables Related to Grandparenting
121(3)
Grandparents: A Potpourri
124(1)
Caring for Elderly Parents
125(7)
Types of Parent Care
126(1)
Variables Related to Aid and Contact
127(1)
Qualitative Aspects of Parent Care
128(2)
Outcomes of Parent Care
130(2)
Summary
132(1)
References
132(3)
Becoming a More Effective Parent: Contemporary Strategies
135(27)
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
136(6)
The Goals of Misbehavior
137(1)
Reflective Listening
138(1)
Expressive Aspects of Communication
139(1)
Natural and Logical Consequences
140(1)
The Family Meeting
141(1)
Other STEP Programs
141(1)
Research Relating to the Adlerian Approach
142(1)
Active Parenting TODAY
142(2)
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen
144(2)
Parents as Teachers
146(2)
Nurturing Programs
148(1)
Assertive Discipline
149(2)
Research Related to Assertive Discipline
150(1)
The National Extension Parent Education Model
151(1)
Partners for Fragile Families
151(1)
Growing Together
152(1)
Achieve! Success for Young Fathers
153(1)
Strengthening Stepfamilies
153(1)
Comparison and Evaluation of Contemporary Strategies
153(6)
Similarities
153(1)
Differences
154(2)
Strengths and Limitations
156(3)
Summary
159(1)
References
160(2)
PART II PARENTING: DIVERSE FAMILY TYPES
Parenting in Diverse Cultures
162(39)
Socioeconomic Differences in Parenting
163(5)
Quality of the Home Environment
164(2)
Parenting Behaviors
166(2)
Parenting in African American Families
168(11)
Demographics
169(1)
Diverse Viewpoints of the African American Family
170(1)
Functions of African American Families
171(1)
Characteristics of African American Culture That Affect Parenting
172(2)
African American Mothers
174(1)
African American Fathers
175(1)
Rearing African American Children
176(1)
Resources for African American Families
177(1)
Future Research Needs
178(1)
Parenting in Mexican American Families
179(5)
Demographics
179(1)
Family Roles and Relationships
180(2)
Rearing Mexican American Children
182(2)
Future Research Needs
184(1)
Parenting in Native American Families
184(6)
Demographics
185(1)
Family Structure
186(1)
Value Orientation
187(1)
Parent-Child Interactions
187(2)
The Indian Child Welfare Act
189(1)
Future Research Needs
189(1)
Parenting in Asian American Families
190(7)
Historical Perspectives
190(1)
Demographics
191(1)
Chinese American Families
192(3)
Japanese American Families
195(1)
Summary
196(1)
Similarities and Differences among Cultures
197(1)
Summary
197(1)
References
198(3)
Parenting in Single-Parent Families and Stepfamilies
201(59)
Single-Parent Families
203(29)
Single Mothers
204(9)
Single Fathers
213(5)
Issues Related to Single Parenting
218(12)
Services and Support for Single-Parent Families
230(2)
Stepfamilies
232(22)
Issues for Stepfamilies
235(8)
Stepmothers
243(1)
Stepfathers
244(2)
Children in Stepfamilies
246(6)
Support for Stepfamilies
252(2)
Summary
254(1)
References
255(5)
Parenting in Families with Diverse Lifestyles
260(42)
Dual-Career Families
261(3)
Characteristics of Dual-Career Families
262(2)
Dual-Earner Families
264(18)
Integration of Work and Family Roles and Responsibilities
265(7)
Marital Relationships in Dual-Career and Dual-Earner Families
272(2)
Children in Dual-Career and Dual-Earner Families
274(5)
Support for Dual-Career and Dual-Earner Families
279(3)
Cohabiting Parents
282(4)
Gay and Lesbian Parents
286(11)
Reasons Gays and Lesbians Marry and Become Parents
287(1)
Gay Fathers
287(3)
Lesbian Mothers
290(4)
Effects of Homosexuality on Children
294(1)
Alternative Routes to Parenthood for Gays and Lesbians
295(1)
Gay Adoption and Foster Care
296(1)
Support for Gay and Lesbian Parents
297(1)
Summary
297(1)
References
298(4)
PART III PARENTING: RISKS AND ALTERNATIVES
Parenting in High-Risk Families
302(40)
Adolescent Parents
303(14)
The Problem
303(1)
Factors Associated with Adolescent Pregnancy
304(1)
Outcomes
305(3)
Parenting by Adolescents
308(4)
Teenage Fathers
312(2)
Programs for Teen Pregnancy and Parenthood
314(3)
Abusive Parents
317(14)
Types of Child Abuse/Neglect
318(2)
Factors Contributing to Abuse
320(2)
Effects of Abuse on Children
322(4)
Familial Aspects of Abuse
326(1)
Reporting Abuse
327(2)
Support for Abusive Parents
329(2)
Homeless Families
331(7)
Incidence
332(1)
Causes of Homelessness
332(2)
Characteristics of Homeless Parents
334(1)
Characteristics of Homeless Children
334(1)
Support for Homeless Families
335(3)
Summary
338(1)
References
338(4)
Parenting Children with Exceptionalities
342(29)
Reactions of Parents at Birth
343(1)
Types of Exceptionalities
344(8)
Physical Disabilities
344(2)
Mental Retardation
346(1)
Learning Disabilities
346(2)
Communicative Disorders
348(1)
Hearing Impairments
349(1)
Visual Impairments/Blindness
350(1)
Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
350(1)
Developmental Delay
351(1)
Giftedness
352(1)
Other At-Risk or Disabling Conditions
352(3)
Prematurity
353(1)
Prenatal Substance Use
353(1)
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
354(1)
Challenges for Families with Exceptional Children
355(9)
Stress and Family Environment
355(3)
Parent-Child Relationships
358(5)
Resilient Children
363(1)
Support for Parents with Exceptional Children
364(3)
Legislation
364(3)
Summary
367(1)
References
368(3)
Alternatives to Biological Parenthood
371(34)
Adoptive Parenthood
372(10)
Incidence
372(1)
Characteristics of Adoptive Parents
373(2)
Adopted Children
375(1)
Outcomes of Adoption
376(4)
The Search by Adult Adoptees for Birth Parents
380(1)
Challenges to the Adoption Field
381(1)
Parenting through Assisted Reproduction
382(9)
Artificial Insemination by Donor
383(1)
In Vitro Fertilization
383(2)
Surrogate Mothers
385(1)
Other Innovations
386(1)
Issues Relating to Assisted Reproduction
387(3)
Outcomes for Children
390(1)
Foster Parenthood
391(11)
The Role of the Foster Parent
393(4)
Children in Foster Care
397(2)
Factors Affecting Duration of Foster Care
399(2)
Siblings in Foster Care
401(1)
Summary
402(1)
References
402(3)
Alternatives for Child Care and Early Education
405(29)
Need for Early Care and Education
406(1)
Selecting Alternative Care
407(1)
Types of Early Care and Education
408(5)
Caregiver in the Home
408(1)
Family Child-Care Homes
408(4)
Center-Based Care and Education
412(1)
Infant Care
413(2)
School-Age Children in Self Care
415(6)
Readiness for Self Care
415(1)
Effects of Self Care
416(2)
Families of Children in Self Care
418(1)
Support for Children in Self Care
419(1)
After-School Programs
420(1)
Quality Early Care and Education
421(4)
Help for Parents
424(1)
Effects of Early Care and Education
425(3)
Effects on Cognitive Development
425(1)
Effects on Emotional Development
426(1)
Effects on Social Development
427(1)
Parental Satisfaction with Child Care
428(1)
In the Future
428(1)
Research Needs
429(1)
Other Preschool Programs
429(1)
Summary
430(1)
References
431(3)
Author Index 434(11)
Subject Index 445


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