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Parenting in a Contemporary Society, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Tommie J. Hamner, Pauline Turner, Kelly J. Welch

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 27, 2011

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Parenting through the lifespan

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This inclusive, research-based text on parenting through the lifespan helps students work with parents as professionals, as well as develop life skills.

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Parenting in Contemporary Society, Fifth Edition provides in-depth information about parenting through the lifespan and in diverse family types. It includes all types of parents and family situations, examines similarities and differences among parents in four major minority groups, and examines the various risks, challenges, and alternatives available to parents.

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Recognize the changing nature of parenting throughout the life cycle, from infancy through old age, including the reciprocal nature of the parent-child relationships
  • Understand parenting differences in diverse cultures and families
  • Identify parenting strategies in high-risk families with teenage parents, abusive parents, and homeless families, and families with exceptional children
  • Recognize alternatives to biological parenthood: adoptive parenthood, parenting through assisted reproduction (artificial insemination by donor, in vitro fertilization, surrogate mothers, etc.), and foster parenthood
  • Understand timely issues in child care and early education including types of programs, differences in infant care and self care, the importance of quality care, the effects of child care on children, and other preschool programs

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.)    BRIEF

2.)    COMPREHENSIVE


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part I: Parenting: Concepts, Challenges, and Changes

Chapter 1:  Parenting in Perspective

Chapter 2:  The Changing Nature of Parenting- Infancy and Early Childhood

Chapter 3:  The Changing Nature of Parenting- Middle Childhood and Adolescence  

Chapter 4:  The Changing Nature of Parenting- Later Life

Chapter 5:  Effective Strategies for Contemporary Parents

 

Part II: Parenting: Diverse Family Types

Chapter 6:  Contemporary Parenting- Diversity and Change

Chapter 7:  Parenting in Single-Parent and Stepfamilies

Chapter 8:  Parenting and Work-A Balancing Act

 

Part III: Parenting: Risks and Alternatives

Chapter 9:   Parenting in High-Risk Families

Chapter 10: Parenting Children with Exceptionalities

Chapter 11: Alternatives to Biological Parenthood

Chapter 12: Alternatives for Childcare and Early Education


 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Preface

 

Part I: Parenting: Concepts, Challenges, and Changes

 

Chapter 1: Parenting in Perspective

Concepts of Parenting

Summary

References

 

Chapter 2: The Changing Nature of Parenting- Infancy and Early Childhood

Parents and Infants

Parents and Toddlers

Programs for Parents of Infants and Toddlers

Parents and Preschool Children

Programs for Parents of Preschool Children

Developmental Needs of Parents

Summary

References

 

Chapter 3: The Changing Nature of Parenting- Middle Childhood and Adolescence

Parents and School-Age Children

Special Challenges of Preadolescence

Programs for Parents of School-age Children

Developmental Needs of Parents

Parents and Adolescents

Programs for Parents of Adolescents

Developmental Needs of Parents

Summary

References

 

Chapter 4: The Changing Nature of Parenting: Later Life

Parents and Adult Children

Grandparenting

Caring for Elderly Parents

Summary

References

 

Chapter 5: Effective Strategies for Contemporary Parents

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting

Active Parenting TODAY

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

Parents as Teachers

Nurturing Programs

Assertive Discipline

The National Extension Parent Education Model

Partners for Fragile Families

Growing Together

Achieve! Success for Young Fathers

Strengthening Stepfamilies

Comparison and Evaluation of Contemporary Strategies

Summary

References

 

Part II: Parenting: Diverse Family Types

 

Chapter 6: Contemporary Parenting- Diversity and Change

Socioeconomic Differences in Parenting

Parenting in African American Families

Parenting in Mexican American Families

Parenting in Native American Families

Parenting in Asian American Families

Similarities and Differences among Cultures

Summary

References

 

Chapter 7: Parenting in Single-Parent and Stepfamilies

Single-Parent Families

Stepfamilies

Summary

References

 

Chapter 8: Parenting and Work-A Balancing Act

Dual-Career Families

Dual-Earner Families

Cohabiting Parents

Gay and Lesbian Parents

Summary

References

 

Part III: Parenting: Risks and Alternatives

 

Chapter 9: Parenting in High-Risk Families

Adolescent Parents

Abusive Parents

Homeless Families

Summary

References

 

Chapter 10: Parenting Children with Exceptionalities

Reactions of Parents at Birth

Types of Exceptionalities

Other At-Risk of Disabling Conditions

Challenges for Families with Exceptional Children

Support for Parents with Exceptional Children

Summary

References

 

Chapter 11: Alternatives to Biological Parenthood

Adoptive Parenthood

Parenting through Assisted Reproduction

Foster Parenthood

Summary

References

 

Chapter 12: Alternatives for Childcare and Early Education

Need for Early Care and Education

Selecting Alternative Care

Types of Early Care and Education

Infant Care

School-Age Children in Self Care

Quality Early Care and Education

Effects of Early Care and Education

Parental Satisfaction with Child Care

In the Future

Other Preschool Programs

Summary

References

 

Author Index

Subject Index

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