Parenting in Contemporary Society / Edition 5

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Overview

Parenting through the lifespan

This inclusive, research-based text on parenting through the lifespan helps students work with parents as professionals, as well as develop life skills.

Parenting in Contemporary Society, Fifth Edition provides in-depth information about parenting through the lifespan and 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.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Recognize the changing nature of parenting throughout the life cycle, from infancy through old age, including the reciprocal nature of the parent-child relationships
  • Understand parenting differences in diverse cultures and families
  • Identify parenting strategies in high-risk families with teenage parents, abusive parents, and homeless families, and families with exceptional children
  • Recognize alternatives to biological parenthood: adoptive parenthood, parenting through assisted reproduction (artificial insemination by donor, in vitro fertilization, surrogate mothers, etc.), and foster parenthood
  • Understand timely issues in child care and early education including types of programs, differences in infant care and self care, the importance of quality care, the effects of child care on children, and other preschool programs

Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with Pearson eText (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205863736 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205863730

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Hamner (U. of Alabama) and Turner (U. of New Mexico) offer strategies, skills, insights, and resources for professionals to incorporate in their work with parents, rather than suggest that there is a specific formula for good parenting. They cover topics including the need for parent education; infant brain development; the parents' role as nurturer; parents and adult children; parenting in diverse family types, including a variety of ethnic and structural forms; and parenting in high risk families, such as adolescent parents or violent households. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205379033
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 158,356
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Pauline Turner earned her Ph.D at The University of Texas at Austin in 1974 in Early Childhood Education (Curriculum & Instruction) and Child Development. She taught at both The University of Texas and Texas State University in San Marcos before spending the bulk of her career at the University of New Mexico. She has taught courses in Parent Child Interactions both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to teaching, Dr. Turner was co-founder and director of the Center for Family and Community Partnerships at the University of New Mexico. She retired in 2004.

Kelly Shea Welch teaches in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. A native of Kansas, she received her Ph.D. in Family Studies at Kansas State University after working for many years as a doula, a professional birth attendant who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to the childbearing woman and her partner. Still today her research interests marry women’s health issues with family studies. Over the past 10 years, she has taught the large, introductory human growth and development course which enrolls a little more than 1,000 students per semester. The author of the interactive learning CD Roms, Development: Journey of a Lifetime, and Development: Journey through Childhood and Adolescence, she recognizes and emphasizes the value of active and learner-centered pedagogy that allows students to organize, integrate, and generate knowledge. In addition to teaching the human growth and development course, she also teaches the Family Relationships class that enrolls approximately 300 students each semester. She is a recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Presidential Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, and nominations for the United States Professor of the Year and the United States Distance Educator of the Year. These teaching awards and nominations recognize her distinct, innovative, and energetic teaching style–students consistently indicate that this unique teaching style puts them “on the edge” of their seats and holds their attention.

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Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part I: Parenting: Concepts, Challenges, and Changes

Chapter 1: Parenting in Perspective

Chapter 2: The Changing Nature of Parenting- Infancy and Early Childhood

Chapter 3: The Changing Nature of Parenting- Middle Childhood and Adolescence

Chapter 4: The Changing Nature of Parenting- Later Life

Chapter 5: Effective Strategies for Contemporary Parents

Part II: Parenting: Diverse Family Types

Chapter 6: Contemporary Parenting- Diversity and Change

Chapter 7: Parenting in Single-Parent and Stepfamilies

Chapter 8: Parenting and Work-A Balancing Act

Part III: Parenting: Risks and Alternatives

Chapter 9: Parenting in High-Risk Families

Chapter 10: Parenting Children with Exceptionalities

Chapter 11: Alternatives to Biological Parenthood

Chapter 12: Alternatives for Childcare and Early Education


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface

Part I: Parenting: Concepts, Challenges, and Changes

Chapter 1: Parenting in Perspective

Concepts of Parenting

Summary

References

Chapter 2: The Changing Nature of Parenting- Infancy and Early Childhood

Parents and Infants

Parents and Toddlers

Programs for Parents of Infants and Toddlers

Parents and Preschool Children

Programs for Parents of Preschool Children

Developmental Needs of Parents

Summary

References

Chapter 3: The Changing Nature of Parenting- Middle Childhood and Adolescence

Parents and School-Age Children

Special Challenges of Preadolescence

Programs for Parents of School-age Children

Developmental Needs of Parents

Parents and Adolescents

Programs for Parents of Adolescents

Developmental Needs of Parents

Summary

References

Chapter 4: The Changing Nature of Parenting: Later Life

Parents and Adult Children

Grandparenting

Caring for Elderly Parents

Summary

References

Chapter 5: Effective Strategies for Contemporary Parents

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting

Active Parenting TODAY

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

Parents as Teachers

Nurturing Programs

Assertive Discipline

The National Extension Parent Education Model

Partners for Fragile Families

Growing Together

Achieve! Success for Young Fathers

Strengthening Stepfamilies

Comparison and Evaluation of Contemporary Strategies

Summary

References

Part II: Parenting: Diverse Family Types

Chapter 6: Contemporary Parenting- Diversity and Change

Socioeconomic Differences in Parenting

Parenting in African American Families

Parenting in Mexican American Families

Parenting in Native American Families

Parenting in Asian American Families

Similarities and Differences among Cultures

Summary

References

Chapter 7: Parenting in Single-Parent and Stepfamilies

Single-Parent Families

Stepfamilies

Summary

References

Chapter 8: Parenting and Work-A Balancing Act

Dual-Career Families

Dual-Earner Families

Cohabiting Parents

Gay and Lesbian Parents

Summary

References

Part III: Parenting: Risks and Alternatives

Chapter 9: Parenting in High-Risk Families

Adolescent Parents

Abusive Parents

Homeless Families

Summary

References

Chapter 10: Parenting Children with Exceptionalities

Reactions of Parents at Birth

Types of Exceptionalities

Other At-Risk of Disabling Conditions

Challenges for Families with Exceptional Children

Support for Parents with Exceptional Children

Summary

References

Chapter 11: Alternatives to Biological Parenthood

Adoptive Parenthood

Parenting through Assisted Reproduction

Foster Parenthood

Summary

References

Chapter 12: Alternatives for Childcare and Early Education

Need for Early Care and Education

Selecting Alternative Care

Types of Early Care and Education

Infant Care

School-Age Children in Self Care

Quality Early Care and Education

Effects of Early Care and Education

Parental Satisfaction with Child Care

In the Future

Other Preschool Programs

Summary

References

Author Index

Subject Index

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