Parent-Child Relations: An Introduction to Parenting (10e) : 9780134802237

Parent-Child Relations: An Introduction to Parenting (10e)

 
Edition
 
10
ISBN
 
9780134802237
ISBN 10
 
0134802233
Published
 
16/02/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
408
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$140.99
 
 
Title type
 
$63.00
 
 
Description
For Parenting and Parent-Child Relations courses.

A user-friendly resource that examines the intricacies of parent-child relationships in contemporary society For decades, Parent-Child Relations: An Introduction to Parenting has prepared countless teachers and practitioners by using family systems and systemic family development theory as frameworks to explore the evolution of the family, the stages of family system development, and the challenges faced by all types of families. Readers will discover a broad range of issues encountered across the lifespan to help them prepare for their roles as professionals working with families or as parents themselves.

Filled with relevant new topics, two new chapters, and new cultural snapshots, the 10th Edition has been extensively updated while retaining the essential developmental approach and comprehensive coverage.

Table of contents
  • PART I: THE CONTEXT OF PARENT-CHILD RELATIONS
  • 1. The Evolving Context of Parenting  
  • 2. Approaches to Parenting  
  • 3. Historical and Cultural Influences 
  • 4. Theoretical Perspectives  
  • 5. Parenting: Rights and Privileges
  • PART II: THE DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESS OF PARENTING 
  • 6. The Transition to Parenthood 
  • 7. Parenting Infants and Toddlers 
  • 8. Parenting Preschoolers 
  • 9. Parenting in Middle Childhood
  • 10. Parenting Adolescents and Teens
  • PART III: THE CHALLENGES OF PARENT-CHILD RELATIONS 
  • 11. Parenting: Family Composition and Dynamics
  • 12. Parenting Interrupted and Fragile Families 
  • 13. Blended and Intergenerational Family Systems 
  • 14. Family Formation and Parenting in LGBT Contexts
  • 15. Towards Better Outcomes 
New to this edition
A new structure and emphasis on meeting the educational requirements of students in parenting
  • The 10th edition is restructured and extensively revised, with about 80% of the material entirely rewritten.
  • New Cultural Snapshots highlight diversity in parenting practices.
  • Three restructured parts highlight the context, the developmental process, and the challenges of parent−child relations.
  • Two new chapters cover family law as it pertains to parenting (Ch. 5) and family composition and dynamics as it influences parenting (Ch. 11).
  • Current, relevant topics were incorporated or expanded to ensure that students benefit from up-to-date material: co-parenting, the effects of globalization on families, only children, military families, fragile families, interrupted parenting, parental rights and privileges, legal concerns, ethics and parenting, intergenerational families, grandparents fulfilling parental roles, diversity within families in terms of roles and function, shifts in gender and parental roles, strengths and resilience within families, and aspirations towards better outcomes.
  • About 800 current resources were incorporated in an overhauled bibliography, researched by a team of seven qualified research assistants well versed in the field.

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  • Embedded video links illustrate key concepts and strategies and introduce readers to relevant researchers in the field.
  • A hyperlinked glossary elaborates on concepts and phrases within the text, enabling students to quickly look up terms.
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Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what’s new in this edition.
Features & benefits
  • The family systems or systemic family development theory focus helps readers discover how the relationship between parents and children functions and how a family group strives to maintain stability over time.
  • Cultural Snapshots highlight diversity in parenting practices.
  • Family Snapshots—illustrative case studies based on systemic family development theory of multi-generational families—help readers gain a broader understanding of how the various theories found in human development and family studies are applied to parent-child relations.
  • Frequently Asked Questions allow students to see parenting concerns through the eyes of a parent or a therapist.
  • Focus On features highlight important information and trends in the field.
  • Parenting Reflections features present hypothetical situations and issues to encourage critical thinking.
  • Learning Outcomes are echoed in the focus points within the text and are revisited in the chapter-end summaries.
  • The 10th edition is restructured and extensively revised, with about 80% of the material entirely rewritten.
  • Three restructured parts highlight the context, the developmental process, and the challenges of parent−child relations.
  • Two new chapters cover family law as it pertains to parenting (Ch. 5) and family composition and dynamics as it influences parenting (Ch. 11).
  • Current, relevant topics were incorporated or expanded to ensure that students benefit from up-to-date material: co-parenting, the effects of globalisation on families, only children, military families, fragile families, interrupted parenting, parental rights and privileges, legal concerns, ethics and parenting, intergenerational families, grandparents fulfilling parental roles, diversity within families in terms of roles and function, shifts in gender and parental roles, strengths and resilience within families, and aspirations towards better outcomes.
  • About 800 current resources were incorporated in an overhauled bibliography, researched by a team of seven qualified research assistants well versed in the field.
Author biography
Dr. Clara Gerhardt, MBA, Ph.D., is professor and past chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Samford University. She is a clinical psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as a certified family life educator. Among her many publications, she contributed a number of entries to the Encyclopedia of Family Studies (Wiley, 2016). She documented the history of family therapy in two book chapters. She writes a regular guest column for a publication of the National Council on Family Relations and serves as contributing editor for one of their publications.

Dr. Gerhardt has twice served as chair of a State Board of Examiners in Psychology. She teaches university courses on parenting, counseling foundations, and multicultural perspectives. As an internship supervisor she mentors child life and preschool education specialists.

Dr. Gerhardt has professionally presented on six continents, traveled to over 60 countries, and speaks five languages fluently. Her practical training is constantly updated by being a parent and a grandparent

Jerry J. Bigner, Ph.D., was a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO, and retired in 2004 after 36 years of service in higher education. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of life-span human development, parent-child relations, theories of human development and family studies, marriage and family relationships, early childhood education, and research methods in human development and family studies. He also completed all course work and practicum requirements in marriage and family therapy and worked towards licensure in this area. His text, Parent-Child Relations, is now in its 9th edition, and he published two texts in life-span human development and family studies. He is the author or co-author of over 50 research articles focusing primarily on parent-child relations as well as relationship and family therapy issues. He was Editor of the Journal of GLBT Family Studies and served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. He was a research member of the American Family Therapy Academy and was a member of the National Council on Family Relations. Dr. Bigner was a 2005 Centennial Laureate Award recipient of the College of Human Sciences, Florida State University. He also was the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient of the College of Human Sciences, Florida State University.