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Unlike other books on the market, this text conveys parenting in all of its complexities. It is parent-centered, not child-centered, highlighting such questions as why parents behave the way they do. Although the book is written from a psychological perspective, views from other disciplines-including sociology, criminology, anthropology, and pediatrics-are also discussed where appropriate. The text focuses on typical parent-child relations, emphasizing the process of parenting, and includes historical and crosscultural perspectives. Key Features Includes selected studies and recent statistics from developing and non-Western countries Features in-depth coverage of topics such as co-parenting, evolutionary views, human behavioral genetics, and religious influences, which are often absent from or superficially covered in other texts Presents important clinical psychological issues, such as family violence, behavior problems, and the role of pathology in the family Discusses contemporary issues, including fertility problems and daycare Intended Audience This text is appropriate for students enrolled in courses such as Parenting or Parent-Child Relations in departments of psychology, human development, human ecology (home economics), family and consumer studies, sociology, education, pediatrics, social work, and nursing.
Table of Contents
|Understanding Parents and Child Rearing|
|Introduction: From Beliefs to Evidence|
|Parenting Beliefs Throughout History|
|Sources of Beliefs about Parenting|
|Parenting Research Findings|
|Theoretical Perspectives on Parenting|
|Introduction to Theory|
|Major Theories of Parent-Child Relationships|
|Approaches To Parenting Research|
|The Controversy of Parental Influence|
|Historical Evidence About Parental Influence|
|Associations Between Parenting and Children?s Outcomes|
|The Human Behavioral Genetics Challenge|
|A New Perspective on How Parents Matter|
|Trajectories and Development|
|Determinants of Parenting|
|Categories of Determinants|
|Cultural and Distal Determinants|
|Stable Characteristics Determinants|
|Interrelations Among Determinants|
|Parenting and Development|
|Becoming A Parent|
|Deciding to Have a Child|
|Getting Pregnant, Staying Pregnant, and Encountering Problems|
|Labor and Childbirth|
|The Preterm Newborn|
|Transitioning to Parenthood|
|Parenting the Newborn|
|The Problem of Infant Mortality|
|Parenting: From Infancy Through The Preschool Years|
|Parenting an Infant|
|Parenting a Toddler|
|Parenting a Preschooler|
|Parenting: The Middle-Childhood Years|
|Parents and Within-Family Interactions|
|Parents and External Influences|
|Adolescent Development in the Context of the Home|
|Problems for Adolescents and their Parents|
|How Parents Help Teens Navigate Adolescence|
|Parenting In Nontraditional Families and Special Populations|
|Parenting in Special Populations|
|Cultural Influences on Parenting|
|Cultural Diversity Among North American Parents|
|Parenting in Minority Groups|
|Parenting in Different Countries|
|Religion and Parenting|
|Child Maltreatment: When Parenting Goes Awry|
|Child Maltreatment Through History|
|The Four Faces of Maltreatment|
|Maltreatment Across Time and Country|
|Protecting Maltreated Children: Foster Parents|
|Social Policy Issues|
|The Changing American Family|
|Do the Math: Economic Costs of Family Problems|
|Social Policy Responses|
|Controversial Social Policy Ideas|
|Appendix: Journals That Frequently Publish Studies Pertaining to Parenting|
|About the Author|
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