Now in the Ninth Edition, Jerry Bigner’s Parent-Child Relations, the classic resource for child development professionals and parents themselves, has undergone a thorough revision anchored by the vision of the late Dr. Bigner and executed by new co-author, Clara Gerhardt.Maintaining its fundamental structure and unique approach, the text uses family systems and systemic family development theory as a framework to explore how parent-child relations change in tandem with developmental changes occurring with children, adults, and the wider family system. Thoughtful updates and revisions were done to increase the effectiveness and currency of the text. The text continues to provide strong emphasis on various theoretical and practical models pertaining to parenting.
For decades now, this classic text has prepared countless teachers and practitioners by its proven and practical approach, utilizing family systems and systemic family development theory to explore how parent-child relations change in tandem with developmental changes occurring with children, adults, and the wider family system. The most comprehensive and current resource available to students as they prepare for working with parents and families, and for their roles as parents themselves, this best-selling resource carries on the essential message of its originator, Dr. Jerry Bigner, and will continue to nurture future family scholars and practitioners for years to come.
Table of Contents
PART I Parent—Child Relations in Social Context
CHAPTER 1 The Ecology of Parent—Child Relations
CHAPTER 2 Cultural Perspectives
CHAPTER 3 Theoretical Perspectives on Parent—Child Relations
CHAPTER 4 Parenting Styles and 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 Blended Family Systems
CHAPTER 13 Adolescent Parents CHAPTER 14 Family Formation and Parenting in Same-Sex Couples
CHAPTER 15 Parent–Child Relations in High-Risk Families
CHAPTER 16 Best Practices in Parent–Child Relations
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