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Parent-Child Relations An Introduction to Parenting

ISBN-10: 0136020380
ISBN-13: 9780136020387
Edition: 5th 1998
Authors: Jerry J. Bigner
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Book details

List price: $68.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/24/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

An Introduction to Parenting
Dimensions of Parenthood
Concepts of Parenthood
Characteristics of Parenthood and Parent-Child Relations
Historical Changes in Parent-Child Relations
Family Ecology and Parenthood
Conceptions of Families
What are Contemporary Families Like?
Diversity in Contemporary Family Forms
Parenthood as a Developmental Role
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Ethnic Diversity of Contemporary Families
The Impact of Racism
African-American Families
Latino/Hispanic Families
Asian-American Families
Native American Indian Families
Interracial, Interethnic Parents and Children
Support for Minority Parents and Children
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Parenting Strategies
Being a Competent Parent
Dealing with Discipline
Methods and Approaches
Normal Behavior Problems of Children
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Theoretical Perspectives
Family Systems Theory
Ecological Theory
Developmental Theories
A Framework: Erikson's Eight Ages of Man
Developmental Changes in Family Systems
Factors Influencing the Parent-Child Relationship Configuration
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Developmental Interaction in the Child-Rearing Years
The Transition to Parenthood
Do I Want to be a Parent?
Adjusting to Parenthood
Effects of the Birth Experience for Adults
Effects of New Parenthood on Mothers and Fathers
New Avenues to Parenthood: Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
Facilitating the Transition to Parenthood
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Childbirth and the Newborn
Pregnancy Considerations
Critical Factors of Pregnancy
Current Trends in Prenatal Care
The Birth Experience
The Newborn
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Parenting Infants and Toddlers
Concepts of Infancy
Developmental Landmarks in Infancy
Parents of Infants
Supports for Caregiving in Infancy
Parenting and the Childbearing Family Stage
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Parenting Young Children
Development in Early Childhood
Parenting Young Children
Supports for Caregiving in Early Childhood
Dealing with Behavior Problems of Young Children
Parenting and the Preschool-Age Child Family System
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Parenting School-Age Children
Development in Middle Childhood
Parenting School-Age Children
Behavior Problems in Middle Childhood
Parenting and the School-Age Child Family System
Supports for Caregiving
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults
Adolescent Development
Parenting Adolescents
Parenting and the Secondary School-Age Child Family System
Development in Early Adulthood
Parenting Young Adults
Parenting and the Families with Young Adults Stage
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Challenging Issues of Contemporary Parenting
Parenting in Single-Parent Family Systems
Incidence and Causes
Becoming a Single Parent
Divorce and Parent-Child Relations
Single-Parent Families Headed by Women
Single-Parent Families Headed by Men
Characteristics of Successful Single Parents
Strengths of Single-Parent Families
Child Custody Issues
Supports for Single-Parent Family Systems
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Parenting in Stepfamily Systems
Incidence and Characteristics of Stepfamily Systems
Developmental Tasks of Stepfamily Systems
The Stepfamily Life Career
Stepfamily Roles and Relationships
Issues and Strategies of Adjustment in Stepfamily Systems
Strengths of Stepfamilies
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Parenting in High-Risk Families
Adolescent Parents
Incidence, Causes, and Outcomes of Teenage Pregnancy
Adolescent Mothers
Adolescent Fathers
Consequences for the Child of an Adolescent Parent
Supports for Adolescent Parents
Family Violence
Definitions and Prevalence of Family Violence
Abusive Parents
Abused Children
Treatment and Intervention for Abusive Parents and Victims
Families Affected by Adult Dependency or Addiction
Understanding the Effects of Dependencies and Addictions
Recovery and Treatment for Dependent/Addictive Families and Individuals
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Special Challenges in Parenting
Adoption Issues
Parenting Children with Special Needs
Supports for Family Systems of Children with Special Needs
Homosexuality and Parenting
Points to Consider
Review/Discussion Questions
References
Index

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