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Parent-Child Relations

Parent-Child Relations - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0135002193

Cover of Parent-Child Relations 8TH 10 (ISBN 978-0135002193)
ISBN13: 978-0135002193
ISBN10: 0135002192

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2010
International: No

List price: $115.00

Parent-Child Relations - 8TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0135002193

Phyllis Bigner

ISBN13: 978-0135002193
ISBN10: 0135002192

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

Parent-Child Relations: An Introduction to Parenting, Eighth Edition Jerry J. Bigner, Colorado State University How is a family defined today? What are the functions of families in contemporary society? Known for its interactive format and effective pedagogical features, this brief, user-friendly, research-driven book tackles the intricacies of parent-child relationships in contemporary society. Using family systems theory, the author 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 help them prepare for their roles as professionals working with families or as parents themselves. This is what reviewers had to say about the eighth edition ofParent-Child Relations: ''The whole text does a nice job of balancing breadth and depth . . . It is interesting, highly readable, and provocative.'' Leo R. Sandy, Plymouth State University ''I would consider adopting this book particularly because of its thorough coverage of realistic topics in the 21 st century having to do with parents and children (of all ages) . . .right up to the inclusion of the topic of children caring for their parents.'' Margaret A. Smedley, Ph.D., Cleveland State University ''Overall, the book is well-written and informative. The topics, focus questions, and pictures are engaging and help to keep the reader's attention. The book covers a variety of topics in a broad sweep. Vonda Jump, Utah State University ''I like the streamlined developmental sections and increased emphasis on theory and special issues.'' Jane Lanigan, Washington State University New to this edition NEW:Includes expanded coverage of attachment between parents and childrenndash;Explains how it affects development of both adults and children. Increases student understanding of the importance of nurturance at all levels of development. NEW! Gives a much greater emphasis on the cultural context of parenting throughout and especially in Chapters 1 and 2ndash;Describes how parenting is shaped by family ecological and cultural factors. Provides for increased development of empathy and understanding of the global human development issues affecting parenting topics.

Table of Contents

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 PART I PARENT-CHILD RELATIONS IN SOCIAL CONTEXT CHAPTER 1 Ecology of Parent-Child Relations CHAPTER 2 Cultural Perspectives CHAPTER 3 Theoretical Perspectives on Parent-Child Relations CHAPTER 4 Parenting Strategies PART II THE WORK OF PARENTING CHAPTER 5 The Transition to Parenthood CHAPTER 6 Pregnancy and Childbirth CHAPTER 7 Parenting Infants and Toddlers CHAPTER 8 Parenting Preschoolers CHAPTER 9 Parenting School-Age Children CHAPTER 10 Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults PART III CHALLENGES FOR CONTEMPORARY PARENTS AND CHILDREN CHAPTER 11 Parenting in Single-Parent Family Systems CHAPTER 12 Parenting in Stepfamily Systems CHAPTER 13 Homosexuality and Parenting CHAPTER 14 Adolescent Parents CHAPTER 15 Parent-Child Relations in High-Risk Families Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 REFERENCES INDEX