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