Parenting and Child Development
Across Ethnicity and Culture
by Abdul Khaleque
March 2021, 564pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7194-8
$106, £82, 93€, A146
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What do parent-child relationships look like across the globe?

This research-based book covers the core components of modern parenting and child development across multi-ethnic and cross-cultural contexts in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America, with a focus on the United States.

Parenting and Child Development: Across Ethnicity and Culture is based on a cohesive framework that links physical, psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional aspects of children’s lives to their experiences of parental behavior. This book covers the fundamentals of parent-child relationships, including the theoretical perspective of parenting, positive and negative parenting behaviors, and changing patterns of parenting from infancy through adolescence.

Explored are parent-child relationships and their implications for children’s health, well-being, and quality of life in different family forms, including parenting in drug-addicted families, homeless families, cohabiting families, single-parent families, and LGBT families around the world. Using an array of theories with relevant empirical findings, the practical implications for child development both within the United States and across the globe are highlighted. Also included is specific information about tools and techniques for measuring intimate relationships and intervention strategies for relationship problems.


  • Integrates modern, evidence-based research on parenting and child development
  • Synthesizes interdisciplinary modes of studying parenting and child development
  • Contextualizes research using global perspectives across cultures, ethnicities, and a diverse array of family patterns
  • Captures both fundamentals and nuances of parenting and child development in concise chapters
Abdul Khaleque, PhD, is adjunct professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and a senior scientist in the Ronald and Nancy Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection at the University of Connecticut. He was previously president of the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection and secretary general of the South Asian Association of Psychology. His latest book is Intimate Relationships Across the Lifespan: Formation, Development, Enrichment, and Maintenance (Praeger 2018). He is a member of the American Psychological Association and a life member of the Human Factors Society of America.


2022 IPPY Award Bronze / Multicultural Non-Fiction Juvenile-Young Adult Category—Independent Publisher, May 4, 2022


"An excellent guide for learning about different styles of parenting throughout the world."—ISIPAR, January 1, 2022
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