Parent-Child Relations

Parent-Child Relations : An Introduction to Parenting

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For undergraduate courses in parenting.The revised, shorter, new edition of Parent-Child Relations: An Introduction to Parenting features a revamped approach to this research-based text on parent-child relations. Using family systems, as well as systemic family development theory, this text explores how parent-child relations change in tandem with developmental changes occurring with children, adults, and the wider family system. Readers will encounter a broad range of issues such as diversity in family structures, multiracial families, adoption, gay and lesbian parents, and family therapy. This comprehensive treatment prepares students for their roles as parents and working with more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.5 x 17.8mm | 635.04g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0131184296
  • 9780131184299

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Known for its interactive format and effective pedagogical features, this revised, briefer research-driven text tackles the intricacies of parent-child relationships in contemporary society. Using family systems theory, the text examines the evolution of the family, the stages of family system development, and the challenges faced by all types of families. Readers will encounter a broad range of issues to prepare for their roles as professionals working with families or as parents themselves. New to This Edition: A focus on parent-child relations and implications for parenting; less emphasis on general developmental content than in past editions New coverage of immigrant families, grandparents parenting grandchildren, foster parenting, and caring for older parents Broadened coverage of theories in Chapter 3 "Family Snapshot" case studies in Chapters 7-12 introduce the reader to the systemic family development model and illustrate parent-child relations "Parenting Reflections" to encourage readers to examine their own beliefs about parent-child relations and consider them in the context of the content Current research throughout Instructor's Resources: Instructor's Manual and Test Bank PowerPoint Slidesshow more

Table of contents

I. PARENTING IN SOCIAL CONTEXT. 1. Dimensions of Parenthood. 2. Diversity of Contemporary American Families. 3. Theoretical Perspectives on Parent-Child Relations. 4. Parenting Strategies. II. THE WORK OF PARENTING. 5. The Transition to Parenthood. 6. Pregnancy and Childbirth. 7. Parenting Infants and Toddlers. 8. Parenting Preschoolers. 9. Parenting School-Age Children. 10. Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults.III. CHALLENGES F0R CONTEMPORARY PARENTS AND CHILDREN. 11. Parenting in Single-Parent Family Systems. 12. Parenting in Stepfamily Systems. 13. Homosexuality and Parenting. 14. Adolescent Parents. 15. Abusive Parents and Foster Care. more

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