The Effect of Children on Parents, Second Edition / Edition 2

The Effect of Children on Parents, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Anne Marie Ambert, Ann-Marie Ambert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789008556

ISBN-13: 9780789008558

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Recognize the hidden costs and rewards of childrearing!

The Effect of Children on Parents, Second Edition, thoughtfully explores the interactions by which parents and children change, develop, and sometimes affect each other negatively. Everyone knows that parents influence their children, but few people consider the ways in which children affect their parents.

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Overview

Recognize the hidden costs and rewards of childrearing!

The Effect of Children on Parents, Second Edition, thoughtfully explores the interactions by which parents and children change, develop, and sometimes affect each other negatively. Everyone knows that parents influence their children, but few people consider the ways in which children affect their parents. The love, satisfaction, and fulfillment children offer can change parents’lives. So can the stress, worry, and financial drain.

The Effect of Children on Parents, Second Edition, honestly confronts these long-neglected issues of family dynamics. Taking a unique interdisciplinary approach, this book describes in great detail, with jargon-free language the various aspects of children's effects on their parents. This second edition contains an abundance of fresh information, including nine entirely new chapters that deal with such complex topics as the effects on parents of children with emotional, behavioral, and delinquency problems.

The Effect of Children on Parents, Second Edition, asks and answers essential questions on the parent-child dynamic, including:

  • what role does genetic inheritance play in children's responses to their parents?
  • how do peers influence children and through them, their parents?
  • what happens to parents when children are difficult or have emotional problems?
  • what special considerations apply to minority or adoptive parents?
  • how do adult childrem affect their aging parents?
  • how does society support or undermine parents?
  • what roadblocks prevent parents from being as effective as they would like to be?
The Effect of Children on Parents, Second Edition, takes a brave look at this often ignored area of family dynamics, giving a richer, more complex, and ultimately more healing view of how humans interact in families. Professors, students, and experts in the fields of child development, family studies, and sociology of childhood and family will find this book a sophisticated tool in their desire to better understand and help families and children.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789008558
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Haworth Marriage and the Family Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Child Effect: What Is This? An Introduction1
Ch. 2The Neglected Perspective: Children's Effect on Parents13
Ch. 3Determinants of Child Effect31
Ch. 4Areas of Parents' Lives49
Ch. 5Children with Behavioral and Emotional Problems69
Ch. 6Adolescents, Parents, and Delinquency89
Ch. 7The Effect of Children's Peers on Parents107
Ch. 8Professionals and Parents123
Ch. 9The Effect of Adult Children on Parents139
Ch. 10Immigrant and Minority Parents153
Ch. 11Adoptive Parents167
Ch. 12Let's Not Forget Genes!183
Ch. 13Conclusions: What Is Wrong with Parenting Today?197
Bibliography207
Author Index231
Subject Index237

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