Parenting in Contemporary Society / Edition 3

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This research-based book focuses on acquainting readers with parenting in three major areas: (1) concepts, challenges, and changes; (2) diverse family types; and (3) risks and alternatives. The authors believe that there is no "recipe" for effective parenting behavior, but instead offer a number of strategies, skills, insights, and resources that can assist parents.
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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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205161058
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 7.03 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Parenting in Perspective 1
Ch. 2 The Changing Nature of Parenting: Infancy and Early Childhood 31
Ch. 3 The Changing Nature of Parenting: Middle Childhood and Adolescence 60
Ch. 4 The Changing Nature of Parenting: Later Life 100
Ch. 5 Becoming a More Effective Parent: Contemporary Strategies 123
Ch. 6 Parenting in Diverse Cultures 151
Ch. 7 Parenting in Single-Parent Families and Stepfamilies 188
Ch. 8 Parenting in Families with Diverse Lifestyles 239
Ch. 9 Parenting in High-Risk Families 275
Ch. 10 Parenting Children with Exceptionalities 314
Ch. 11 Alternatives to Biological Parenthood 341
Ch. 12 Alternatives for Child Care and Early Education 367
Author Index 396
Subject Index 401
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