Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence by Laurence Steinberg"Simply the best book I have ever read about adolescence. . . With gentle wisdom, Steinberg guides us through truly novel findings on what happens during adolescence and tells us how, as parents and teachers, we should change our ways." -- Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph. D., author of The Optimistic Child "If you need to understand adolescents--whether your own or anyone else's--you must read this book . . . Steinberg explains why most of our presumptions about adolescence are dead wrong and reveals the truth about this exciting and unnerving stage of life."--Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun Over the past few decades, adolescence has lengthened, and this stage of life now lasts longer than ever. Recent research has shown that the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable, making it a crucial time of life for determining a person's future success and happiness. In Age of Opportunity, the world-renowned expert on adolescence Laurence Steinberg draws on this trove of fresh evidence--including his own groundbreaking research--to explain the teenage brain's capacity for change and to offer new strategies for instilling resilience, self-control, and other beneficial traits. By showing how new discoveries about adolescence must change the way we raise, teach, and treat young people, Steinberg provides a myth-shattering guide for parents, educators, and anyone else who cares about adolescents. "A fascinating book [that] parents and teachers ought to read."--Atlanta Journal Constitution "This book belongs on the shelf of every parent, teacher, youth worker, counselor, judge--heck, anyone interested in pre-teens and teenagers."--David Walsh, Ph.D., author of Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
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Publication Date: 2014-09-09
Asian American Parenting and Parent-Adolescent Relationships by Stephen T. Russell; Lisa J. Crockett; Ruth K. ChaoThe relationships between children and their parents are the building blocks for f- ily relationships throughout life. The nature of the parent-child relationship begins with parenting--the practices and strategies that parents engage in as they raise their children. Parenting during childhood sets the stage for parent-adolescent relati- ships. These relationships make a critical difference during the teenage years: we know that when parent-adolescent relationships are healthy and strong, adolescents are more likely to have high aspirations and achievement, and to make healthier choices when it comes to risk-taking. Most of the research in this ?eld has been based in the United States and has been conducted through studies of European American families. Yet a growing body of research suggests important ethnic differences in styles of parenting and the qua- ties characterizing the parent-adolescent relationship. In this area of research, most existing studies have examined ethnic and cultural group differences using widely accepted measures and concepts of parenting. Comparative studies assume that dimensions of parenting such as parental warmth or control have the same meaning across cultures; however, given that conceptualizations of adolescent-parent re- tionships have been developed and tested on samples comprised largely of European Americans, we cannot rule out the possibility that the way we understand parenting has been shaped by the predominantly Western- and U. S. -focused research in this ?eld.
Call Number: RC451.5.A75 A832 2010 (Print and Electronic Resource)
Publication Date: 2010-05-07
Bilingual Childcare: Hitches, Hurdles and Hopes by Victoria BenzThis ethnographic study explores aspects of bilingual education in two early childhood German-English education centres in Australia. Using various sources of data and multiple methods of analysis, it investigates the processes at work when establishing and implementing a bilingual programme and examines the language attitudes, ideologies and practices of the parents, educators and administrators involved. It addresses the complex relationship between the childcare provider and its clientele in its socio-political context in an attempt to arrive at a broader understanding of institutional bilingual education in early childhood. The book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in bilingual education, language ideology and early childhood education studies, as well as to teachers, trainee teachers and childcare providers.
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Publication Date: 2017-11-16
Black Fathering and Mental Health: Black Fathers' Narratives on Raising their Children Across the Family Life Cycle by Michael D. HannonThis edited volume is the first work purposefully designed to amplify the voices of Black men in communicating their mental health needs and challenges while fathering in their families and communities. Dr. Michael Hannon has convened a group of Black fathers and aspiring fathers, who are also professional counselors, and they offer unique and untapped perspectives about the needs, challenges, and victories of Black fathering across the family life cycle in the context of an anti-Black world. In each chapter, the contributors offer counselors and other mental health professionals a resource to assist them in providing culturally relevant and responsive support to Black fathers at various points across the family life cycle and more comprehensively understand the circumstances that might prompt--and prevent--Black fathers to seek counseling support. "Dr. Michael Hannon and his colleagues have broken new ground with a unique and timely contribution to the literature of Black fathering and anti-racism. Through their lived experience as sons and fathers, combined with their education and experience as mental health counselors, they are transparent, vulnerable, proud, reflective, articulate, committed, engaged Black men who thoroughly disrupt the racist trope of the absent Black father. Their lived experiences are diverse and reflective of the broad spectrum of family constellations in our society. I read this manuscript as an Arab American, having raised two Biracial Black children with special needs. The fears expressed about their children experiencing the dangers of racism and white supremacy resonated deeply in my heart from when I held my children for the first time. Each contributor includes reflections on how counseling helped or could have helped their fathering. Hannon''s concluding chapter is actionable recommendations for counselors and other mental health professionals for working with Black fathers. In sum, this book will instruct and inspire the reader with the resilience and determination of Black men and fathers." --Robert Naseef, PhD, Alternative Choices, Psychologist, Author of Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together and Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child with a Disability "Black Fathering and Mental Health is a rich, nuanced account of the reality of Black fathering in the context of their families, neighborhoods, villages, and larger society. While reading, you feel like you are sitting next to these men as they share their innermost thoughts and feelings, and their lessons learned, about the strengths, challenges, and triumphs of Black fatherhood. As a counseling psychologist, I see this book as an inspiring look inwards into one''s own community, telling the story as only insiders can. It is an essential text for counselors and any mental health professional working to understand and support Black fathers or fathers-to-be. In fact, I would argue that it is a must read for anyone who has Black men and boys in their lives." --Muninder Kaur Ahluwalia, PhD, Professor, Montclair State University, Author of Taking Action: Creating Social Change through Strength, Solidarity, Strategy, and Sustainability "Rarely have the voices of African Americans fathers been recognized. This text highlights the lived experiences of courageous African American men. Each chapter provides a window into the inner lives of African American fathers in ways that help professional counselors directly meet their mental health needs. This needs to be a required text for practicum and internship counseling courses." --Carla Adkison-Johnson, PhD, LPC, Department Chair and Professor, Western Michigan University and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development "This beautiful book makes me want to be somebody''s father. It overflows with love, impressive vulnerability, inspiring examples, and useful guidance. It is a must-read for every Black man who is or aspires to be a father, as well as everyone who aims to effectively support them." --Shaun Harper, PhD, Clifford and Betty Allen Professor, University of Southern California, Author of College Men and Masculinities: Theories, Research and Implications for Practice and Advancing Black Male Student Success from Preschool Through PhD
Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Youth: Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment by Linda Smolak; J. Kevin ThompsonThe physical and mental health consequences of body image problems, eating disorders, and obesity in children and adolescents can be serious and can extend into adulthood. But as the empirical data presented in this second edition of a landmark volume show, these disorders are preventable and treatable. Research in these three areas has exploded since the publication of the first edition of ""Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Youth"" and in these new pages leading researchers and practitioners detail recent progress in treatment and discuss areas of persisting challenge.Risk factors for these conditions appear early in development, and many of these factors are social and familial. Cultural variables play a powerful role, too, and the authors in this book demonstrate how body image and eating problems present and vary across ethnic groups and in boys and girls. No other volume considers all three of these challenging areas together, and no other volume provides the same range of information, from very early experience through treatment. All chapters are empirically based and contain suggestions for future research. This book assimilates up-to-date information into a form that is readily accessible by clinicians, researchers, and students.
Call Number: RJ506.E18 B635 2009 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2008-11-15
The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting by Alice Miller; Andrew JenkinsNever before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child's humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illness; be it cancer, stroke, or other debilitating diseases. Never one to shy away from controversy, Miller urges society as a whole to jettison its belief in the Fourth Commandment and not to extend forgiveness to parents whose tyrannical childrearing methods have resulted in unhappy, and often ruined, adult lives.
A Catechism for Family Life: Insights from Church Teaching on Love, Marriage, Sex and Parenting by Sarah Smith BartelThe purpose of A Catechism for Family Life: Insights from Catholic Teaching on Love, Marriage, Sex, and Parenting is to present the teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to specific questions in marriage and family life. Many Catholics are under-catechized and have trouble both understanding and articulating Church teaching on sexuality and marriage to an increasingly challenging culture. Pope Francis, along with the fathers of the two recent Synods on the Family, have called for better formation for those who work in the area of marriage and family life (see Amoris Laetitia, 202). To address this need, we gathered pertinent questions facing men, women, and pastoral workers in marriage and family life. We then found passages relevant to these questions by researching Church documents on marriage and family from the past one hundred years. These include papal encyclicals, apostolic exhortations, and addresses, Vatican II documents, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Mainstream media coverage of Church events and Church teaching leads many to misunderstand Catholic positions on marriage and family life. While the Catholic Church has developed a rich, detailed, and positive teaching on marriage, family, and sexuality, many Catholics do not have access to this teaching, buried as it is in lengthy Church documents which many find intimidating. Finding the relevant teaching to address specific questions is not always a simple task, either. This book's main contribution is to present Church teaching relevant to marriage and family in one volume clearly organized by topic and question.
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Publication Date: 2018-08-20
Changing Rhythms of American Family Life by Suzanne M. Bianchi; John P. Robinson; Melissa A. MilkieOver the last forty years, the number of American households with a stay-at-home parent has dwindled as women have increasingly joined the paid workforce and more women raise children alone. Many policy makers feared these changes would come at the expense of time mothers spend with their children. In Changing Rhythms of American Family Life, sociologists Suzanne M. Bianchi, John P. Robinson, and Melissa Milkie analyze the way families spend their time and uncover surprising new findings about how Americans are balancing the demands of work and family. Using time diary data from surveys of American parents over the last four decades, Changing Rhythms of American Family Life finds that--despite increased workloads outside of the home--mothers today spend at least as much time interacting with their children as mothers did decades ago--and perhaps even more. Unexpectedly, the authors find mothers' time at work has not resulted in an overall decline in sleep or leisure time. Rather, mothers have made time for both work and family by sacrificing time spent doing housework and by increased "multitasking." Changing Rhythms of American Family Life finds that the total workload (in and out of the home) for employed parents is high for both sexes, with employed mothers averaging five hours more per week than employed fathers and almost nineteen hours more per week than homemaker mothers. Comparing average workloads of fathers with all mothers--both those in the paid workforce and homemakers--the authors find that there is gender equality in total workloads, as there has been since 1965. Overall, it appears that Americans have adapted to changing circumstances to ensure that they preserve their family time and provide adequately for their children. Changing Rhythms of American Family Life explodes many of the popular misconceptions about how Americans balance work and family. Though the iconic image of the American mother has changed from a docile homemaker to a frenzied, sleepless working mom, this important new volume demonstrates that the time mothers spend with their families has remained steady throughout the decades.
Call Number: HQ536 .B59 2006 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2006-07-13
Clinical Handbook of Adolescent Addiction by Richard RosnerEdited by members of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, this is a practical guide to the management of an adolescent drug use and addiction. It provides the knowledge and tools for successful prevention and intervention efforts in adolescents. The handbook is organized in a user-friendly format so that readers can easily locate the information that is required.
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Publication Date: 2012-11-19
College on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to Students' Mental Health and Wellbeing by Laurie Leventhal-BelferProviding expert yet accessible guidance to parents of young autistic people who are going to college, this book helps parents support their child from application through to graduation. Covering social issues, independent living, academic challenges, student services and emotional wellbeing, this is the one-stop shop for advice on the transition from school to college or university. The book examines the skills that students need to live and function at college, and the skills parents need to let their teens navigate college without a parent as intermediary. It offers ways to combat common problems that affect the mental health of people on the spectrum, such as keeping up with homework, fast-paced classes, and complex social expectations. This book is for any parent considering college as an option for their child, disability service providers in colleges and for autistic students themselves.
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Publication Date: 2020-03-19
Contemporary Parenting by Guerda Nicolas; Anabel Bejarano; Debbiesiu L. LeeThrough a global, multidisciplinary perspective, this book describes how four factors influence parenting practices: a countries historical and political background, the parent's educational history, the economy and the parent's financial standing, and advances in technology. Case studies that illustrate the impact these four factors have on parents in various regions help us better understand parenting in today's global, interconnected world. Descriptions of parenting practices in countries from Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean give readers a contemporary perspective. Both research and clinical implications when working with families from various cultures are integrated throughout. Part I reviews the four major factors that shape parenting practices.　 Part II features cases written by contributors with extensive experience in parenting practice and research that bring to life the ways in which these four factors influence parenting within their region. Each chapter in Part II follows the same format to provide consistency for comparative purposes: an introduction, historical and political, economic, educational, and societal factors and parenting practices, and a conclusion. Each case reviews: Historical and political factors such as slavery, war, and natural disasters and how these factors impact cultural beliefs, parenting behaviors, and a child's development Economic factors which impact the capacity for consistent, involved parenting which can result in low IQ, behavioral problems, depression, and domestic conflict and the need to account for financial factors when developing intervention programs Educational levels impact on parenting practices and their children's achievements Advances in technology and its impact on parenting practices. Intended for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in families in global context, immigrant families, family or public policy, multiculturalism or cross-cultural psychology, social or cultural development, counseling, social work, or international development taught in human development and family studies, psychology, social work, sociology, anthropology, racial studies, and international relations, this book also appeals to practitioners and researchers interested in family studies and child development and policy and program managers of governments, NGOs, and mental health agencies.
Call Number: HQ755.8 .C6554 2016 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2015-10-14
Coparenting: A Conceptual and Clinical Examination of Family Systems by James P. McHale; Kristin M. LindahlStrictly defined, ""coparenting"" is a relationship in which the biological or adoptive parents are not in a marriage, cohabitation, or sexual relationship with each other. Coparents may be members of the extended family, divorced or foster parents, or other specialized caregivers. The editors of this volume bring together a wide range of research to explore the various caregiving arrangements and dimensions that the term comprises. Part I of Coparenting examines the concepts, theories, and empirical research underlying this dynamic socialization force characteristic of all family systems. Part II explores clinical applications--the various assessments and interventions that promote coparenting. The volume concludes with policy implications for human services agencies, courts, and educational systems to encourage good coparenting as a powerful support for at-risk children's social, emotional, and behavioral needs.
Call Number: HQ755.8 .C663 2011 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2011-06-15
The Critical Role of Parenting in Human Development by Marianna S. Klebanov; Adam D. TravisThis thorough and multidisciplinary overview of childrearing illustrates and stands on two foundational principles: that the importance of parenting is immense, and that it is undervalued. The Critical Role of Parenting in Human Development surprises readers with the realization that the way we were parented in childhood impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. Based in part on cutting-edge research using MRI and fMRI technologies demonstrating that the brains of those traumatized in childhood are essentially different, the book explains that our brain development during our earliest years and in the womb is fundamental to the lives we lead. It covers attachment theory, the impact of corporal punishment on the brain, the effects of emotional abuse and neglect, and the widespread nature of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, describing the process that leads to the transmission of parenting patterns through the generations and explaining how resulting personal issues recur throughout the lifespan. nbsp; The Critical Role of Parenting in Human Development also examines laws and policies that impact parenting in our culture, making a case for their importance, and describes the effect of childrearing on various aspects of human life, including relationships, crime and violence, economics, mental and physical health, addiction, education, and career issues, among others. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book is a much-needed resource for professionals and students in the psychology, psychotherapy, social work, and related mental health and child welfare fields.
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Publication Date: 2014-07-17
Custodial Grandparenting: Individual, Cultural, and Ethnic Diversity by Bert Hayslip; Julie Hicks PatrickThis unique book examines variability among custodial grandparent caregivers. It focuses on diversity among grandparent-headed families in domestic and international settings, with over 35 contributors exploring the many factors that contribute to such diversity. It also examines diversity across individual differences, especially those of gender and age, ethnicity and race, and culture. An awareness of their uniqueness is essential to the process of understanding the demands of custodial grandparents' new roles, and in providing appropriate services to them. Whatever the reason, most grandparents raising grandchildren never anticipated that they would parent again. For most, this new role causes significant upheaval in their lives. Problems contributing to stress may include having to give up or reduce hours of work, early retirement, and providing financial and emotional support for their grandchildren. This book is a valuable resource for practitioners and extension educators who work with grandparents raising their grandchildren. It provides a wealth of information and a basis on which national and state-run services can evaluate their current policies and devise funds, services, and programs that will help this growing population successfully raise their grandchildren.
Call Number: HQ759.9 .C88 2006 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené BrownThe #1 New York Times bestseller. More than 2 million copies sold! Look for Brené Brown's new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us! From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly."--Theodore Roosevelt Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: "When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives." Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It's about courage. In a world where "never enough" dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It's even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there's a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena--whether it's a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.
Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture by Virginia Sole-SmithNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER By the time they reach kindergarten, most kids believe that "fat" is bad. By middle school, more than a quarter of them have gone on a diet. What are parents supposed to do? Kids learn, as we've all learned, that thinness is a survival strategy in a world that equates body size and value. Parents worry if their kids care too much about being thin, but even more about the consequences if they aren't. And multibillion-dollar industries thrive on this fear of fatness. We've fought the "war on obesity" for over forty years and Americans aren't thinner or happier with their bodies. But it's not our kids--or their weight--who need fixing. In this illuminating narrative, journalist Virginia Sole-Smith exposes the daily onslaught of fatphobia and body shaming that kids face from school, sports, doctors, diet culture, and parents themselves--and offers strategies for how families can change the conversation around weight, health, and self-worth. Fat Talk is a stirring, deeply researched, and groundbreaking book that will help parents learn to reckon with their own body biases, identify diet culture, and empower their kids to navigate this challenging landscape. Sole-Smith draws on her extensive reporting and interviews with dozens of parents and kids to offer a provocative new approach for thinking about food and bodies, and a way for us all to work toward a more weight-inclusive world.
Call Number: BF723.B6 S65 2023 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2023-04-25
Full of Ourselves: A Wellness Program to Advance Girl Power, Health, and Leadership by Catherine Steiner-Adair; Lisa SjostromThis dynamic health-and-wellness education program was developed at the Harvard Medical School by a leading clinician and an acclaimed curriculum designer. It addresses critical issues of body preoccupation and reduces risk for disordered eating in girls (grades 3-8). Emphasizing girls' personal power and overall mental and physical well-being, Full of Ourselves contains a range of upbeat units that foster: Increased self and body acceptance Healthier eating and exercise habits Leadership and media literacy skills A range of coping skills for resisting unhealthy peer and cultural pressures Each unit ends with a "Call to Action" to help girls translate their new-found knowledge into positive action at school, home, and in their community. Older girls are trained as peer leaders and given the opportunity to pass along their learning to younger peers. Evaluated with more than 800 girls, this primary prevention curriculum is the first of its kind to show sustained, positive changes in girls' body image, body satisfaction, and body esteem. Educators, health professionals, counselors, and parents will find Full of Ourselves the ideal resource for helping girls make healthy choices for themselves.
Call Number: RA777.25 .S74 2006 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2005-12-22
Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship by Aaron GoodfellowWhile the topic of gay marriage and families continues to be popular in the media, few scholarly works focus on gay men with children. Based on ten years of fieldwork among gay families living in the rural, suburban, and urban area of the eastern United States, Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship presents a beautifully written and meticulously argued ethnography of gay men and the families they have formed. In a culture that places a premium on biology as the founding event of paternity, Aaron Goodfellow poses the question: Can the signing of legal contracts and the public performances of care replace biological birth as the singular event marking the creation of fathers? Beginning with a comprehensive review of the relevant literature in this field, four chapters--each presenting a particular picture of paternity--explore a range of issues, such as interracial adoption, surrogacy, the importance of physical resemblance in familial relationships, single parenthood, delinquency, and the ways in which the state may come to define the norms of health. The author deftly illustrates how fatherhood for gay men draws on established biological, theological, and legal images of the family often thought oppressive to the emergence of queer forms of social life. Chosen with care and described with great sensitivity, each carefully researched case examines gay fatherhood through life narratives. Painstakingly theorized, Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship contends that gay families are one of the most important areas to which social scientists might turn in order to understand how law, popular culture, and biology are simultaneously made manifest and interrogated in everyday life. By focusing specifically on gay fathers, Goodfellow produces an anthropological account of how paternity, sexuality, and masculinity are leveraged in relations of care between gay fathers and their children.
Call Number: HQ76.13 .G66 2015 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2015-06-01
The Good Parenting Food Guide: Managing What Children Eat Without Marking Food a Problem by Jane OgdenThe Good Parenting Food Guide offers straightforward advice for how to encourage children to develop a healthy, unproblematic approach to eating. Explores key aspects of children's eating behavior, including how children learn to like food, the role of food in their life and how habits are formed and can be changed Discusses common problems with children's diets, including picky eating, under-eating, overeating, obesity, eating disorders and how to deal with a child who is critical of how they look Turns current research and data into practical tips Filled with practical solutions, take home points, drawings, and photos Mumsnet Blue Badge Award Winner
Handbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment by Thomas P. Gullotta; Gerald R. AdamsAs we enter the new millennium, promoting sound mental health and positive behavior of adolescents has undeniably taken on greater significance than ever before. To that end, more and more research is confirming what many have suspected for years: environment and community surroundings have a major affect on an adolescent's well-being and overall mental health. And because no single causal agent triggers teenage pathology--and no one-size-fits-all treatment is available--the Handbook of Adolescent Behavior Problems offers a comprehensive and integrative biopsychosocial approach to effective practice. This volume examines not only the psychological and genetic factors underlying dysfunction, it also explores the critical roles that family members, peers, and the larger community play in an adolescent's life. It offers current interdisciplinary perspectives on adolescent development, both functional and pathological, and provides coverage that is clear, accessible, and practical on such topics as: Major disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, developmental delays, and conduct disorders. Behavior problems, such as substance abuse, sexual offenses, teen pregnancy, school failure, gambling, and gang violence. Best practices, reviewing what works (i.e., interventions that have been rigorously validated), what might work (i.e., those in need of further study), and what doesn't work. Residential interventions as well as community treatment. Risk and resiliency factors. Ongoing and emerging pharmaceutical issues. Each chapter focuses on a specific behavior or disorder and is formatted to help readers quickly locate needed information. The Handbook of Adolescent Behavior Problems provides a solid foundation for understanding the adolescent experience and the influence of the family and community as well as much-needed information on the development of evidence-based practices. It is designed to be a one-stop reference for anyone working with adolescents--developmental psychologists, clinical and school psychologists, and education specialists as well as for graduate students in these areas.
Call Number: RJ503 .H266 2005 (Print and Electronic Resource)
Publication Date: 2007-08-26
Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology by William T. O'Donohue; Lorraine T. Benuto; Lauren Woodward TolleAdolescence is a pivotal period of development with respect to health and illness. It is during adolescence that many positive health behaviors are consolidated and important health risk behaviors are first evident; thus, adolescence is a logical time period for primary prevention. In addition, the predominant causes of morbidity and mortality in adolescence are quite different from those of adults, indicating that early identification and treatment of adolescent health problems must be directed to a unique set of targets in this age group. Moreover, because of the particular developmental issues that characterize adolescence, intervention efforts designed for adults are often inappropriate or ineffective in an adolescent population. Even when chronic illnesses are congenital or begin in childhood, the manner in which the transition from childhood to adolescence to young adulthood is negotiated has important implications for disease outcomes throughout the remainder of the person's life span.Organized in five major sections (General Issues, Developmental Issues, Treatment and Training, Mental Health, and Physical Health) and 44 chapters, Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology addresses the common and not so common health issues that tend to affect adolescents. Coverage includes:▪ Context and perspectives in adolescent health psychology▪ Health literacy, health maintenance, and disease prevention in adolescence▪ Physical disorders such as asthma, obesity, physical injury, and chronic pain▪ Psychological disorders such as substance abuse, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and eating disorders▪ Congenital chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes and spina bifidaHandbook of Adolescent Health Psychology is the definitive reference for pediatricians, family physicians, health psychologists, clinical social workers, rehabilitation specialists, and all practitioners and researchers working with adolescents.
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Publication Date: 2014-07-08
Handbook of Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Girls by Debora Bell; Sharon L. Foster; Eric J. MashThe first major reference work that addresses the specific emotional and behavioral problems of girls Provides an integrative, conceptual framework in which to understand and address the needs of girls - that is, then handbook examines not only the most current theories and research on girls but also addresses real-world potential for assessment, treatment, and prevention Examines a wide variety of behavioral and emotional problems confronting girls, including mood and anxiety disorders; eating and body image disorders; ADHD, PDDs, LDs, and mental retardation; aggression and delinquency; physical abuse; sexual abuse, and neglect; abuse and violence in dating relationships; substance abuse and homelessness; and gender-identity disorder
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Publication Date: 2005-01-10
Handbook of Parenting by Pacey H. Krause; Tahlia M. DaileyFamilies and parents have the most central and enduring influence on children's lives. Parenthood is not instinctive, but is rather an evolutionary procedure throughout the child's life-course. This book looks at the pattern of family structures, which has evolved as a result of social, cultural and economic changes. An overview of parental monitoring and the development of two new retrospective monitoring scales is examined. This book also focuses on certain parenting styles, stressors, and practices which promote positive and negative child behaviours. The goodness-of-fit concept is emphasised, which concentrates specifically on how a poor fit between the temperament behaviours of infants and young children and parents' expectations and parenting skills can stress and challenges the parent-child relationship and potentially lead to poor child outcomes. Among other issues, this book addresses the relations of maternal emotional availability with infant smiling and crying, the importance of measuring parental brain and physiological systems, the effect of working class mothers on their emotional availability to their children, and the variety of patterns that a parent must adopt in daily life to cope with situations of conflict to promote processes of emotional and social adaptation in their children.
Call Number: HQ755.8 .H3336 2009 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Healthy American Families: A Progressive Alternative to the Religious Right by John H. ScanzoniThis fascinating book compares progressive and more religiously conservative views and their differing impacts on the health of families. Rejecting the definition of family promulgated by the Religious Right, Healthy American Families: A Progressive Alternative to the Religious Right offers an innovative approach to understanding 21st-century families. Proactive rather than reactive, it explores the ways families have changed over the past 200 years and builds on that to elucidate the larger forces that continue to redefine male and female roles and the shape of the modern family unit. Part one of the book shows that the Religious Right's claim that a Golden Age of Families existed when our country began is fallacious. Instead families have been changing since the days of the Puritans. Part two picks up the threads to show how, in the wake of those changes, most of today's families are "healthier" than families at the time of our country's founding. Healthy families, the book asserts, spring from a blend of "conservative" ideals (responsibility and accountability) and "liberal" ideals (innovation and change). The result is "responsible change" that benefits both the individual and society. Ten guidelines for healthy families in the 21st century A timeline of changes in families, starting with the late 1600s A brief chronology, from the 4th century through the 18th, showing how the "gene for theocracy" was implanted into the Christian churches A bibliography listing a broad range of books and articles about past and current events, facts, figures, and people relative to ongoing changes in families
Call Number: HQ536 .S3364 2010 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2010-04-22
Heath Promotion for Children and Adolescents by Maya Rom Korin
Publication Date: 2016
Intercultural Parenting: How Eastern and Western Parenting Styles affect Child Development by Koong Hean FooHow do parenting styles differ globally? How do different, international, parenting practices impact on children's development? Can we bring together and hybridise different international parenting styles? Intercultural Parentingexplores the relationship between family, culture and parenting by reviewing established and evolving Western and Eastern parenting styles and their impact on children's development. Authoritarian, authoritative, permissive and neglecting approaches, as well as newer techniques such as helicopter parenting, are compared with filial, tiger and training approaches, and mixed parenting styles. Practical application sections show how cultural understanding can help demonstrate how professionals might use the information and ideas in their clinical work, whilst parental questionnaires encourage self-assessment and reflection. Dr. Foo Koong Hean brings together the traditional and evolving approaches to the art of parenting practices and also showcases relatively neglected research on Eastern parenting practices. This book is important reading for childcare professionals such as health visitors, early years' teachers and those in mental health, as well as students in family studies and developmental psychology. also showcases relatively neglected research on Eastern parenting practices. This book is important reading for childcare professionals such as health visitors, early years' teachers and those in mental health, as well as students in family studies and developmental psychology.
Listening to the Beat of Our Drum - Indigenous Parenting in a Contemporary Society by Bourassa, Carrie McKennaListening to the Beat of Our Drum: Indigenous Parenting in a Contemporary Society is a collection of stories, inspired by a wealth of experiences across space and time from a kokum, an auntie, two-spirit parents, a Metis mother, a Tlinglit/Anishnabe Metis mother and an allied feminist mother. This book is born out of the need to share experiences and story. Storytelling is one of the most powerful forms of passing on teachings and values that we have in our Indigenous communities. This book weaves personal stories to explore mothering practices and examines historical contexts and underpinnings that contribute to contemporary parenting practices. We share our stories with the hope that it will resonate with readers whether they are in the classroom or in the community. Like our contributors, we are from all walks of life, sharing diverse perspectives about mothering whether it be as a mother, auntie, kokum or other adopted role.
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Publication Date: 2017
Lost and Found: Young Fathers in the Age of Unwed Parenthood by Paul Florsheim; David MooreOver the past six decades, there have been dramatic changes in the dynamics of family life in the United States. Today, about half of all babies born to mothers under the age of 25 will not live with their fathers for much of their childhood. From the perspective of many social scientists andpoliticians, this change has wreaked havoc on society by trapping women and children in poverty and loosening the civilizing bond between men and their families. But what is causing the phenomenon? Some place blame at the feet of the young men themselves, together with eroding cultural and familyvalues. Others point to systemic failures in our economy or social support programs. Rather than assign blame, the first goal of Lost and Found is to tell the stories of young men as they struggle (with varying degrees of success) to become fathers. The second goal is to outline a strategy forhelping young fathers remain constructively involved with their partners and children.Drawing from their research with over 1,000 young parents in Chicago and Salt Lake City, Paul Florsheim and David Moore focus on a group of about 20 young fathers, whose stories - conveyed in their own words - help the reader make sense of what is happening to fatherhood in America. Havinginterviewed young fathers and their partners before and after their children were born, these accounts provide a dynamic perspective on the development of young men and their relationships. Young mothers - the partners of these young men - both corroborate and sometimes offer alternative orcontradictory perspectives. Oriented to undo stereotypes, the authors introduce the notion of "good-enough" fathering, tempering the tendency to think simply in terms of good or bad fathers. They go on to provide concrete recommendations for strengthening fathers' roles and helping young fathers andmothers create stable home environments for their children, whether the parents are together or not.
Call Number: HQ756.7 .F56 2020 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2020-02-03
Love, Money, and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way we Raise Our Kids by Matthias Doepke; Fabrizio ZilibottiAn international and historical look at how parenting choices change in the face of economic inequality Parents everywhere want their children to be happy and do well. Yet how parents seek to achieve this ambition varies enormously. For instance, American and Chinese parents are increasingly authoritative and authoritarian, whereas Scandinavian parents tend to be more permissive. Why? Love, Money, and Parenting investigates how economic forces and growing inequality shape how parents raise their children. From medieval times to the present, and from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Sweden to China and Japan, Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti look at how economic incentives and constraints--such as money, knowledge, and time--influence parenting practices and what is considered good parenting in different countries. Through personal anecdotes and original research, Doepke and Zilibotti show that in countries with increasing economic inequality, such as the United States, parents push harder to ensure their children have a path to security and success. Economics has transformed the hands-off parenting of the 1960s and '70s into a frantic, overscheduled activity. Growing inequality has also resulted in an increasing "parenting gap" between richer and poorer families, raising the disturbing prospect of diminished social mobility and fewer opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. In nations with less economic inequality, such as Sweden, the stakes are less high, and social mobility is not under threat. Doepke and Zilibotti discuss how investments in early childhood development and the design of education systems factor into the parenting equation, and how economics can help shape policies that will contribute to the ideal of equal opportunity for all. Love, Money, and Parenting presents an engrossing look at the economics of the family in the modern world.
Call Number: HQ755.8 .D63 2019 (Print and Electronic Resource)
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
Marriage and Family: Perspectives and Complexities by H. Elizabeth Peters; Claire M. Kamp DushFamily life has been radically transformed over the past three decades. Half of all households are unmarried, while only a quarter of all married households have kids. A third of the nation's births are to unwed mothers, and a third of America's married men earn less than their wives. With half of all women cohabitating before they turn thirty and gay and lesbian couples settling down with increasing visibility, there couldn't be a better time for a book that tracks new conceptions of marriage and family as they are being formed. The editors of this volume explore the motivation to marry and the role of matrimony in a diverse group of men and women. They compare empirical data from several emerging family types (single, co-parent, gay and lesbian, among others) to studies of traditional nuclear families, and they consider the effect of public policy and recent economic developments on the practice of marriage and the stabilization--or destabilization--of family. Approaching this topic from a variety of perspectives, including historical, cross-cultural, gendered, demographic, socio-biological, and social-psychological viewpoints, the editors highlight the complexity of the modern American family and the growing indeterminacy of its boundaries. Refusing to adhere to any one position, the editors provide an unbiased account of contemporary marriage and family.
Call Number: HQ734 .M3872 2009 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2009-07-16
Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less by Asha Dornfest; Christine KohWe're in the midst of a parenting climate that feeds on "more": more expert advice, more gear, more fear about competition and safety, and more choices to make about education, nutrition, even entertainment. The result? Overwhelmed, confused parents and overscheduled, over-parented kids. In Minimalist Parenting, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background "noise." They show how to tune into your family's unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, stuff, information, and people that truly merit space in your life. The book begins by showing the value of a minimalist approach, backed by the authors' personal experience practicing it. It then leads parents through practical strategies for managing time, de-cluttering the home space, simplifying mealtimes, and streamlining recreation. Filled with parents' personal stories, readers will come away with a unique plan for a simpler life!An enhanced eBook version with video and audio, optimized for color tablets, is also available.
My Black Motherhood: Mental Health, Stigma, Racism and the System by Sandra IgweJoyful. Graceful. Blessed. Strong. Anxious. Depressed. Stigmatised. Stereotyped. What happens when motherhood isn't what you expected - and when you reach out for support, you are met with judgment and prejudice? Sandra Igwe shares her journey as a young Black mother, coping with sleepless nights, anxiety and loneliness after the birth of her first daughter. Burdened by cultural expectations of the 'good mother' and the 'strong Black woman' trope, her mental health struggles became an uphill battle. Black women are at higher risk of developing postnatal depression but are the least likely to be identified as depressed. Sharing the voices of other mothers, Sandra examines how culture, racism, stigma and a lack of trust in services prevent women getting the help they need. Breaking open the conversation on motherhood, race, and mental health, she demands that Black women are listened to, believed, and understood.
Call Number: Black Studies ; RC451.4.W6 I58 2022 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2022-06-21
New Developments in Parent-Child Relations by Dorothy M. DevoreIn the life of a person, there are probably no events, outside influences or genetic characteristics even approaching the significance of the broad category of acts and actions called parent-child relations. These include decisions and actions and lack thereof from the first day of life and sometimes throughout the life-span. They include learning by example, schooling, disciplining, coping skills, behavioural practices, eating habits, communication skills, conflict management and a plethora of other actions. This book presents new research in this dynamic field.
Call Number: HQ755.85 .N483 2006 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2006-05-01
The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought by Mara H. BenjaminMara H. Benjamin contends that the physical and psychological work of caring for children presents theologically fruitful but largely unexplored terrain for feminists. Attending to the constant, concrete, and urgent needs of children, she argues, necessitates engaging with profound questions concerning the responsible use of power in unequal relationships, the transformative influence of love, human fragility and vulnerability, and the embeddedness of self in relationships and obligations. Viewing child-rearing as an embodied practice, Benjamin's theological reflection invites a profound reengagement with Jewish sources from the Talmud to modern Jewish philosophy. Her contemporary feminist stance forges a convergence between Jewish theological anthropology and the demands of parental caregiving.
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Publication Date: 2018-05-24
Opting In: Having a Child without Losing Yourself by Amy RichardsFor contemporary women, motherhood has become as polarizing a proposition as it is a powerful calling. For some women this tension is manifest in a debate over whether or not to have children. For others it concerns whether to stay at home with their children or stay in the workforce. Still others feel abandoned altogether by the supposedly pro-family and pro-mother social justice movement that is feminism and are at a loss when it comes to reconciling their maternal instincts with their political beliefs. WithOpting In, Amy Richards addresses the anxiety over parenting that women face today in a book that mixes memoir, interviews, historical analysis, and feminist insight. In her refreshingly direct and thoughtful approach, Richards covers everything from the truth about our biological clocks and the trends toward extending fertility, to parenting with natureandnurturing in mind, to our relationship with our own mothers, to what feminism's relationship to motherhood is and always has been. Speaking from the vantage point of someone who is both a parent and one of our leading feminist activists, Richards cuts through the cacophony of voices intent on telling women the "appropriate" way to be a mother and reveals instead how to confidently forge your own path while staying true to yourself and your ideals.
The Oxford Handbook of Parenting and Moral Development by Deborah J. Laible; Gustavo Carlo; Laura M. Padilla WalkerThe Oxford Handbook of Parenting and Moral Development provides a collection of state-of-the-art theories and research on the role that parents play in moral development. Contributors who are leaders in their fields take a comprehensive, yet nuanced approach to considering the complex links between parenting and moral development. The volume begins by providing an overview of traditional and contemporary perspectives on parenting and moral development, including perspectives related to parenting styles, domain theory, attachment theory, and evolutionary theory. In addition, there are several chapters that explore the genetic and biological influences related to parenting and moral development. The second section of the volume explores cultural and religious approaches to parenting and moral development and contributes examples of contemporary research with diverse populations such as Muslim cultures and US Latino/as. The last major section of the volume examines recent developments and approaches to parenting, including chapters on topics such as helicopter parenting, proactive parenting, parent-child conversations and disclosure, parental discipline, and other parenting practices designed to inhibit children's antisocial and aggressive behaviors. The volume draws together the most important work in the field; it is essential reading for anyone interested in parenting and moral development.
Call Number: BF723.M54 O944 2019 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2019-10-28
Parental Conflict: Outcomes and Interventions for Children and Families by Jenny Reynolds; Catherine Houlston; Lester Coleman; Gordon HaroldThere is increasing government recognition of the importance of early family experiences on individuals in the long term and of how inter-parental conflict influences children's development. Recognition of the role of such factors early in life is key to helping both policy makers and practitioners promote positive outcomes for children. This accessible book reviews recent research showing how children who experience high levels of inter-parental conflict are at serious risk not only in terms of their own wellbeing, but also in relation to the perpetuation of these behaviours later in life. It examines the differences between 'destructive' and 'constructive' conflict and how they affect children, explores why some children are more adversely affected than others, and features the latest evidence on how conflict affects child physiology. Of particular note is the book's focus on the growing evidence-based literature on conflict interventions within the last decade. A primer for practitioners working with families, policy makers, students and academics, it will show how to improve the tomorrows for children who experience challenging family experiences today.
Call Number: HQ734 .P37 2014 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2014-02-01
Parenting: An Ecological Perspective by Luster, Tom; Okagaki, LynnParenting: An Ecological Perspective was originally created in 1993 to answer questions such as: Why do parents differ markedly in the ways in which they care for their children? What factors contribute to individual differences in parenting behavior? The framework used for addressing these questions is the ecological perspective developed by Urie Bronfenbrenner, who recognized that children's development is influenced by the interactions that they have over time with the people, objects, and symbols in their immediate environment. Luster and Okagaki have updated the original text focusing on parental behavior and also included 6 new chapters covering topics such as: *fathers/gender of parent; *children with special needs; *ethnicity and socioeconomic status; and *parent education. The text summarizes the latest research on factors that influence parenting, with each chapter providing a look at one important influence and the linkages among these various factors. An ecological perspective draws attention to the fact that the lives of parents and children are intertwined, and that understanding factors that influence parents is important for understanding the experiences of children.
Parenting after Partnering: Containing Conflict after Separation by Mavis Maclean; David Nelken; Rosemary HunterRelationships between adult partners following divorce or separation can be fragile, and the issues which have divided the parents are often hard to disentangle from the ongoing relationships between parents and children. There is a small group who have ongoing difficulty and who need professional help and legal intervention to make arrangements for ongoing parenting. This volume brings together a wealth of new empirical research from the USA, Central, North Western and Southern Europe, and Australia on the nature and importance of children's relationships with parents after parental separation, on the kinds of conflicts which develop, and on the range of professional interventions which support parents and children through these difficult times.
Call Number: HQ777.5 .P375 2007 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2007-12-18
Parenting and Theory of Mind by Scott A. MillerParenting and Theory of Mind represents the conjunction of two major research literatures in child psychology. One is longstanding. The question of how best to rear children has been a central topic for psychology ever since psychology began to develop as a science. The other researchliterature is a good deal younger, though quickly expanding. Theory of mind (ToM) has to do with understanding of the mental world - what people (children in particular) know or think about mental phenomena such as beliefs, desires, and emotions.An important question that research on TOM addresses is where do children's ToM abilities come from? In particular, how do children's experiences shape their development? If we know the formative experiences that underlie ToM, then we may be able to optimize this important aspect of development forall children. The last 15 or so years have seen a rapid expansion of the literature on the social contributors to ToM, including hundreds of studies directed to various aspects of parenting. These studies have made clear that parents can be important contributors to what their children understandabout the mental world. This is the first book to comprehensively bring together the literature on ToM and parenting, summarizing what we know about how parenting contributes to one of the most important outcomes in cognitive development and outlining future directions for research in this growingarea.
Call Number: BF723.P25 M55 2016 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2016-03-21
Parenting As Partners: How to Launch Your Kids Without Ejecting Your Spouse by Vicki HoefleVery few families are perfect. But looking from the outside in, through conversations in the grocery store or clicking through social media, oftentimes it seems we are the only ones struggling with raising our kids or aligning with our spouses on parenting. The reality is that so many families struggle. Vicki Hoefle, three-time author, parenting coach, and sought-after speaker, offers a fresh, practical roadmap for achievable family--and marital--harmony and happiness. Her strategies work for everyone: whether you have young children and are just starting the parenting journey; are beginning to experience the first challenges of raising children in the 21st century; or if you're facing crisis, stress, or the effects of divorce. Hoefle inspires REAL families and shows them how to invest in the relationship, focus on what is important, and experience the joy of living in a healthy, loving family.
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Publication Date: 2017-04-21
Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids without Religion by Dale McGowanWhy am I here? What happens after we die? These are some of the hardest questions a child can ask--and even harder for parents to answer, especially if you've chosen to raise your child without religion. Gathering the perspectives of educators and psychologists, as well as wisdom from everyday parents, Parenting Beyond Belief offers insights and advice on a wide range of topics including: Instilling values Finding meaning and purpose Navigating holidays Coping with loss Finding community without religion...and more The second edition of this secular parenting bestseller brings back reflections from such celebrated freethinkers as Richard Dawkins and Julia Sweeney, and adds new voices including journalist Wendy Thomas Russell, essayist Katherine Ozment, sociologist Phil Zuckerman, and many others. Wise, entertaining, and deeply supportive, the book will empower parents in their quest to raise ethical, compassionate, and open-minded children--without religion.
Parenting in Global Perspective by Charlotte Faircloth; Diane M. Hoffman; Linda L. LayneDrawing on both sociological and anthropological perspectives, this volume explores cross-national trends and everyday experiences of 'parenting'. Parenting in Global Perspective examines the significance of 'parenting' as a subject of professional expertise, and activity in which adults are increasingly expected to be emotionally absorbed and become personally fulfilled. By focusing the significance of parenting as a form of relationship and as mediated by family relationships across time and space, the book explores the points of accommodation and points of tension between parenting as defined by professionals, and those experienced by parents themselves. Specific themes include: the ways in which the moral context for parenting is negotiated and sustained the structural constraints to 'good' parenting (particularly in cases of immigration or reproductive technologies) the relationship between intimate family life and broader cultural trends, parenting culture, policy making and nationhood parenting and/as adult 'identity-work'. Including contributions on parenting from a range of ethnographic locales - from Europe, Canada and the US, to non-Euro-American settings such as Turkey, Chile and Brazil, this volume presents a uniquely critical and international perspective, which positions parenting as a global ideology that intersects in a variety of ways with the political, social, cultural, and economic positions of parents and families.
Call Number: HQ755.8 .P384 2013 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2013-03-26
Parenting Mindfully: 101 Ways to Help Raise Caring and Responsible Kids in an Unpredictable World by DePino, Catherinentro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; What Are the Basic Principles of Mindfulness?; How to Use This Book; 1 Bolster Confidence; Think About This; Model a Conversation: Bolster Confidence; 1. Being Left Out Is Not Fun; Try This: Activities to Help Bolster Confidence, Ages 6-9; 2. Boost Self-Confidence with Tangible Rewards; 3. Encourage Your Child to Make Good Choices; 4. Strengthen Confidence with Visuals; 5. Spark Your Child's Unique Interests; Try This: Activities to Help Bolster Confidence, Ages 10-14; 6. Back Your Child Against Bullies; 7. Counter Poor Body Image
8. Deal with a Student/Teacher Mismatch9. Listen with Your Heart; 2 Encourage Responsible Behavior; Think About This; Model a Conversation: Encourage Responsible Behavior; 10. Curb Electronics Overuse; Try This: Activities to Help Encourage Responsible Behavior, Ages 6-9; 11. Inspire Your Child to Pitch in with Chores; 12. Help Your Child Handle Money Responsibly; 13. Foster Organizational Skills in Your Child; 14. Advise Your Child to Own Mistakes; Try This: Activities to Help Encourage Responsible Behavior, Ages 10-14; 15. Promote Individuality; 16. Have Your Child Keep You Informed
17. Strengthen Basic Life Skills18. Foster Concern for Family Members; 3 Boost Emotional Intelligence; Think About This; Model a Conversation: Boost Emotional Intelligence; 19. Model an Understanding of Body Language; Try This: Activities to Boost Emotional Intelligence, Ages 6-9; 20. Prompt Kids to Talk Openly about Emotions; 21. Use Relaxation Techniques to Lessen School Stress; 22. Admit When You're Wrong; 23. Show How to Respond When Someone Uses One-Upmanship; 24. Help Your Child with Impulse Control; Try This: Activities to Boost Emotional Intelligence, Ages 10-14
25. Keep Your Cool When Your Child Says You're Annoying26. Use Mindfulness to Quell Bullying; 27. Remedy School Anxiety; 28. Teach Ways to Deal with Criticism; 4 Motivate Excellence; Think About This; Model a Conversation: Motivate Excellence; 29. Encourage Working Together to Achieve Excellence; Try This: Activities to Motivate Excellence, Ages 6-9; 30. Advise Kids to Do Their Best While Minimizing Stress; 31. Encourage Staying with a Task; 32. Stress Street Smarts; Try This: Activities to Motivate Excellence, Ages 10-14; 33. Support Your Children's Talents
34. Help Children Measure Up to Individual Standards35. Explore All Options When School Presents a Challenge; 5 Teach Coping Skills; Think About This; Model a Conversation: Teach Coping Skills; 36. Help Diffuse Irritability; Try This: Activities to Teach Coping Skills, Ages 6-9; 37. Soothe Fears and Worries; 38. Help Your Child Deal with Natural Disasters; 39. Make Living with Change More Bearable; 40. Offer Solace for Loss; Try This: Activities to Teach Coping Skills, Ages 10-14; 41. Help a Child Fit In; 42. Offer Understanding During a Break-Up
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Publication Date: 2018
Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times by Margaret K. NelsonThey go by many names: helicopter parents, hovercrafts, PFHs (Parents from Hell). The news media is filled with stories of well-intentioned parents going to ridiculous extremes to remove all obstacles from their child's path to greatness . . . or at least to an ivy league school. From cradle to college, they remain intimately enmeshed in their children's lives, stifling their development and creating infantilized, spoiled, immature adults unprepared to make the decisions necessary for the real world. Or so the story goes. Drawing on a wealth of eye-opening interviews with parents across the country, Margaret K. Nelson cuts through the stereotypes and hyperbole to examine the realities of what she terms "parenting out of control." Situating this phenomenon within a broad sociological context, she finds several striking explanations for why today's prosperous and well-educated parents are unable to set realistic boundaries when it comes to raising their children. Analyzing the goals and aspirations parents have for their children as well as the strategies they use to reach them, Nelson discovers fundamental differences among American parenting styles that expose class fault lines, both within the elite and between the elite and the middle and working classes. Nelson goes on to explore the new ways technology shapes modern parenting. From baby monitors to cell phones (often referred to as the world's longest umbilical cord), to social networking sites, and even GPS devices, parents have more tools at their disposal than ever before to communicate with, supervise, and even spy on their children. These play important and often surprising roles in the phenomenon of parenting out of control. Yet the technologies parents choose, and those they refuse to use, often seem counterintuitive. Nelson shows that these choices make sense when viewed in the light of class expectations. Today's parents are faced with unprecedented opportunities and dangers for their children, and are evolving novel strategies to adapt to these changes. Nelson's lucid and insightful work provides an authoritative examination of what happens when these new strategies go too far.
Call Number: HQ755.8 .N453 2010 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2010-05-24
Parenting Stress by Kirby D. Deater-DeckardAll parents experience stress as they attempt to meet the challenges of caring for their children. This comprehensive book examines the causes and consequences of parenting distress, drawing on a wide array of findings in current empirical research. Kirby Deater-Deckard explores normal and pathological parenting stress, the influences of parents on their children as well as children on their parents, and the effects of biological and environmental factors. Beginning with an overview of theories of stress and coping, Deater-Deckard goes on to describe how parenting stress is linked with problems in adult and child health (emotional problems, developmental disorders, illness); parental behaviors (warmth, harsh discipline); and factors outside the family (marital quality, work roles, cultural influences). The book concludes with a useful review of coping strategies and interventions that have been demonstrated to alleviate parenting stress.
Call Number: HQ755.83 .D43 2004 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2004-08-11
Parenting Your Complex Child: Become a Powerful Advocate for the Autistic, Down Syndrome, PDD, Bipolar, or Other Special-Needs Child by Peggy Lou MorganBesides the usual parenting challenges, parents of disabled children face added obstacles that can tax the resolve and resources of even the strongest families. Peggy Lou Morgan has developed a powerful system for obtaining dramatically better care for children with one or more serious disabilities. Parenting Your Complex Child reflects the experience and knowledge she has gained through decades of navigating a sea of complex medical, educational, occupational, and social issues while working with disabled clients and with her own son. Morgan's unique tracking and documentation tools let parents adapt to their child's challenges, create routines that support the child's needs, communicate those needs to busy professionals -- and be taken seriously by them. The book also helps parents lay the groundwork for care to continue after they themselves can no longer provide it. Compassionate, practical, and proven, Parenting Your Complex Child helps parents ensure that life-changing decisions are based on the best interests of the child -- and on the best information available.
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Publication Date: 2006-04-10
The Positive Parenting Handbook: Developing Happy and Confident Children by Judy HutchingsDrawing on Judy Hutchings many years of work with parents and children, The Positive Parenting Handbook is a concise, straightforward guide that offers simple solutions to daily dilemmas. The clear and easy advice provides parents with skills and tools that support positive parent/child relationships for happy and confident children. It explains common behaviour problems in young children and offers expert advice on: -How to build strong bonds and let children know they are important to you -How to encourage behaviour we want to see through praise and small rewards -Giving instructions that children are more likely to follow -How ignoring some unwanted behaviours can be helpful -Strategies for managing difficult behaviour -Teaching new behaviour to our children -Developing children's language. It includes six case studies of how these strategies have helped real families with everyday problems at bedtime and mealtimes, during toilet training, out shopping and when children experience anxiety. Together with suggestions of other useful books and information sources, The Positive Parenting Handbook is ideal for all parents, including those of children with diagnosed developmental difficulties, and the range of professionals who work with them.
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Publication Date: 2019-08-13
Prime-Time Parenting: The Two-Hour-A-Day Secret to Raising Great Kids by Heather MillerA two-hour school-night routine that helps parents support their children's social, emotional and intellectual development. School nights are a real challenge for most parents. Just as your energy flags, a slew of parenting duties looms ahead. Learn how to create a two-hour school night routine that works for both parent and child. By following this two-hour ritual, you'll be able to: Bond with your children Prepare and enjoy a nutritious dinner Support your child's organization and academic success Read with your child Follow a book-bath-bed routine to an early bedtime Enjoy some "me" time once the kids are in bed The benefits of Prime-Time Parenting include better nutrition, better school performance, a more organized home, and well-rested parents and children. The hours between 6 and 8pm will never be the same!
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Publication Date: 2018-09-04
Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men by Peggy Drexler; Linden GrossRaising thriving, emotionally healthy sons does not require a man around the house! That's the conclusion of a groundbreaking research study that will open eyes, stir debate, and reassure nearly 10 million single mothers. As the number of single-mom and two-mom households has grown, so have concerns about the possible damage to boys caused by the lack of a male role model in the house. Peggy F. Drexler, Ph.D., listened to all the dire warnings; but her training as a research psychologist told her she had to see the evidence. So she embarked on a long-term study comparing boys raised in female-headed families with those whose fathers were present throughout their childhood. What Dr. Drexler discovered is as heartening as it is startling: o Female-headed households may be even better parents for boys than households with men o Sons from these families are growing up emotionally stronger, more empathetic, and more well-rounded than boys from "traditional" mother-father families o While more in touch with their feelings, these boys remain boyish and masculine in all the ways defined by our culture Raising Boys Without Men offers an inclusive vision of what family can mean and a blueprint for raising happier, healthier sons.
Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses by Jill Duerr Berrick; Neil GilbertModern family life raises tough questions: Who should be responsible for children's daily care? How can their financial support be fairly allocated between parents? Should extended family members be paid for their help? Can women have full careers and also be good mothers? In Raising Children,leading scholars take on these questions and more in order to critically assess policy responses to the changing needs of the modern family. As parents struggle to balance professional and personal demands, choose schools for their children, and sort through constantly updated medical andpsychological information, they need help from public officials who can make policies that realistically address childrearing's contemporary challenges. The insightful contributions in this volume provide an excellent starting point for understanding these thorny, multifaceted issues, skillfullyframing the influences on child development, such as altered family dynamics, major life changes like immigration, and the role of schools and government in children's health. Adoption by same-sex couples, difficulties for immigrant children, the ADHD diagnosis controversy, and public interventionfor at-risk children are only a few of the topics covered. With society in a constant state of flux, it is critically important that we assess our family and child policies to ensure that they provide families with the assistance they need. Drawing on the rich interdisciplinary work of the BerkeleyCenter for Child and Youth Policy, this is an eye-opening look at some of the biggest issues facing the family today, which are as complex as they are vital to address in a thoughtful way.
Call Number: HQ769 .R1695 2008 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2008-02-11
Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief by Dale McGowan; Jan Devor; Molleen Matsumura; Amanda MetskasPraised by Newsweek as "a compelling read" and Library Journal as "accessible and down-to-earth," Dale McGowan's Parenting Beyond Belief offered freethinking parents everywhere a compassionate introduction to raising caring, ethical children without religious guidance. Now, for the more than 40 million people in the United States who identify themselves as nonreligious, Raising Freethinkers offers solutions to the unique challenges secular parents face and provides specific answers to common questions, as well as over 100 activities for both parents and their children. This book covers every important topic nonreligious parents need to know to help their children with their own moral and intellectual development, including advice on religious-extended-family issues, death and life, secular celebrations, wondering and questioning, and more.Complete with reviews of books, DVDs, curricula, educational toys, and online resources relevant to each chapter topic, Raising Freethinkers helps parents raise their children with confidence.
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Publication Date: 2009-02-11
Resilient Grandparent Caregivers: A Strengths-Based Perspective by Gregory C. Smith; Bert Hayslip, Jr.The study of grandparents raising grandchildren, now almost two decades old, has tended to have a negative bias, emphasizing the difficulties such people face and the negative impact that grandparent caregiving has on them physically, socially, and emotionally. This edited book seeks to reverse this trend by taking a positive approach to understanding grandparent caregivers, focusing on their resilience and resourcefulness. This method reflects a strengths-based approach and the importance of benefit-finding and positive coping. Chapters feature information from both qualitative and quantitative studies and are written by a diverse range of professionals, such as counselors, psychologists, geriatric social workers, and nurse practitioners, to provide multidisciplinary persepctives for practitioners working with grandparent caregivers. Part one discusses the positive qualities that custodial grandparents possess - resilience, resourcefulness, and benefit finding. The second part considers the sociocultural aspects of resilience and resourcefulness in grandparent caregivers. Finally, part three presents strengths-based interventions for working with custodial grandparents. Practitioners will find this to be a valuable resource in their work and the field as a whole, stimulating positive changes in attitudes toward and practices with grandparent caregivers.
Call Number: HQ759.9 .R475 2013 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2012-11-07
The Rise of the Millennial Parents: Parenting Yesterday and Today by James PedersenThe new millennium has seen a variety of parenting styles that differ greatly from previous generations. Titles such as Tiger Moms and Helicopter Parents have received media attention by the general public but other styles such as Hippo, Free-Range and Divergent Parenting, as well as a host of others, are not so well known. This book provides a brief history of parenting in America, categorizes some of the parenting styles that currently are employed in the country and briefly explains some of the more popular titles.
Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World by Homayoun, AnaLandscape : what today's social media world looks like for tweens and teens -- Background : where we've been, where we're going, and why it matters -- Side effects : five ways social media affects today's tweens and teens -- Conversations : how to talk about social media -- Academic wellness : organization, compartmentalization, and energy management in the age of distractions -- Social and emotional wellness : encouraging students to be healthy online and in real life -- Physical wellness : finding balance in an unbalanced world -- Moving forward : implementing the strategies at school and at home -- Recommended reading list -- Acknowledgments -- Endnotes -- Index
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Publication Date: 2018
Start Here: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children and Teens through Mental Health Challenges by Pier Bryden; Peter SzatmariFrom two of the top child and adolescent psychiatrists at The Hospital for Sick Children comes an accessible guide to common mental health struggles, such as anxiety and depression, for any parent wondering how to help their child. Is my child okay? Is she eating and sleeping enough? Is he hanging out with the right people? Should I be worried that she spends all her time in her room? Is this just a phase? Or a sign of something serious? As parents, we worry about our children--about their physical health, performance at school, the types of friends they have, and, of course, their mental health. Every day seems to bring new and expanding issues and disorders and troubling statistics about the rise of mental illness in children and teens. It's usually obvious what to do for physical injuries like broken bones, but when it comes to our children's mental health, the answers are much less clear, and sometimes even contradictory. Pier Bryden and Peter Szatmari, top child and adolescent psychiatrists, are here to help. Using their combined six decades working with families and kids--and their own experiences as parents--they break down the stigma of mental health illness and walk parents through the warning signs, risk factors, prevention strategies, and the process of diagnosis and treatment for mental health challenges arising from: -Eating disorders -Anxiety -Psychosis -Sleep Disorders -Substance Use Disorders -ADHD -Autism -Depression -Trauma -Suicidal thoughts and behaviors The most important thing to remember as a parent is that you and your child are not alone. Wellness is a continuum, and there is a lot parents can do to bring their child back to a place of safety. The road ahead isn't always easy or straightforward, but this guidebook offers essential advice that every parent needs to advocate for their child.
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Publication Date: 2020-01-28
Stress-Free Discipline: Simple Strategies for Handling Common Behavior Problems by Sara Au; Peter L. StavinohaMany moments in parenting seem unavoidable. Your preschooler will throw fits. Your third-grader will try to get out of doing homework--even if it means lying. A budding tween will dish out insults. And a teenager will simply take off for who knows where. At each stage, they are trying to test your boundaries (and sometimes your patience). While this may be a natural part of growing up, that doesn't mean any of these actions are acceptable or excusable. So what does a parent do?Stress-Free Discipline knows that the one-size-fits-all discipline methods many experts tout can actually be too narrow for some concerns. Instead, parents need to learn how to determine the root cause behind their child's issue, which will then help explain what is driving the behavior, why it's probably more normal than the parent realizes, how to prevent further escalations, and how to instill self-control. Once parents grasp the underlying motivation, they can select the strategy that fits their child's age, temperament, and issue--including role modeling, setting limits, positive reinforcement, negative consequences, disengagement--and deploy it calmly and with confidence. Complete with an arsenal of proven techniques, as well as examples and exercises throughout to help parents personalize to their own unique situation, Stress-Free Discipline is the one-stop resource that will prepare parents for any challenge from any stage. Don't lead home without it!
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Publication Date: 2015-04-01
A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids about Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things that Freak You Out by Joani GeltmanOh to be able to return to the days of messy bedrooms and preteen attitudes! Now as parents of teenagers, the days have the potential of bringing us not-so-fun issues like sexting, cyber-bullying, and eating disorders. And let's not forget the old standbys of drugs, alcohol, and depression. As much as you pray that your child will be the shining exception, as their parent you must still be prepared! Will you know what to do when a naked picture of your daughter gets forwarded by her "boyfriend" to the entire school? How will you respond when your child is bullied online--or is the bully himself?A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens has thought through all the issues you haven't. Covering a broad range of issues from the terrifying (sex, drinking, drugs, depression) to the frustrating (defiance, laziness, conformity, entitlement), parenting expert Joani Geltman approaches 80 uncomfortable topics with honesty and a dash of humor. She reveals what your teens are thinking and feeling--and what developmental factors are involved. Then she explains how to approach each problem in a way that lets your kid know you "get it" and leads to truly productive conversations.Guaranteed, the teenage years will bring problems that will make any parent long for the days of lying about homework and playing too many video games. But you're not alone! This invaluable, all-encompassing resource provides the help you will need for tomorrow's headache.
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Publication Date: 2014-05-01
To Grandmother's House We Go and Stay: Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents by Carole CoxThis book addresses the growing phenomenon of grandparents assuming responsibility for raising their grandchildren. Cox has assembled an impressive team of psychologists, social workers, and nurses, as well as lawyers and sociologists. They draw on their experience to explore the grandparent-grandchild relationship and its intricacies. Lack of preparation, social isolation, psychological and emotional stress, and financial strain all contribute to the myriad of issues involved in this new wrinkle in the American family. Additional topics include: ethnicity and diversity, social services and interventions, and policy reforms. This book will be of interest to all social workers and gerontologists working with custodial grandparents and their grandchildren.
Call Number: HQ759.9 .T615 2000 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Tranquility Parenting: A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged by Polat, BrittanyFinding tranquility -- Developing a parenting philosophy -- Focusing on what you can control -- Re-thinking your value judgments -- Engaging with other people -- Teaching your child virtue -- Enjoying your child -- Overcoming your anxiety -- Finding tranquility -- Reference section -- Practicing tranquility -- Dealing with difficult situations -- Appendix: Learning more about stoicism.
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Publication Date: 2018
Transition to Parenthood by Roudi Nazarinia Roy; Walter R. Schumm; Sonya L. BrittTransition to Parenthood moves beyond a one-study focus and captures multidisciplinary work on all families making the transition to parenthood. The book covers societal trends, changes, and most importantly expectations. Focus is also placed on how families are impacted by their surroundings and their individual members. Strengths and limitations of current theories are discussed, as well as how the phenomenon of parenthood requires a combination of both macro- and micro-level theories.
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Publication Date: 2013-09-11
Whale Done Parenting: How to Make Parenting a Positive Experience for You and Your Kids by Ken Blanchard; Thad Lacinak; Chuck Tompkins"How is it they can get a killer whale to urinate on cue, and we can't get our son to pee into the toilet?" Amy Sheldrake, young mother and killer whale trainer-in-training, marvels at the complex behaviors her superiors at SeaWorld are able to coax out of these enormous beasts, while she and her husband struggle to make their beloved--and much smaller--son Josh obey the simplest rules. Using the story approach popularized by Ken Blanchard in his many bestsellers, this unique parenting book draws on the experiences of two of the coauthors--as both pioneering marine mammal trainers and as parents--to show how the same principles that induce killer whales to leap into the air can persuade young children to go quietly to bed. Like Amy and her husband Matt, once you get the hang of the three Whale Done principles, you'll see a dramatic difference in overcoming challenges like following bedtime routines, dealing with tantrums, introducing new foods, sharing, avoiding overuse of the word no, learning to care for a pet, and instituting time-outs.
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Publication Date: 2009-11-01
When Kids Call the Shots: How to Seize Control From your Darling Bully--and Enjoy Being a Parent Again by Sean GroverAre your kids pummeling you with demands and bossing you around with impunity? Have your once-precious preschoolers become rebellious, entitled, and disrespectful to authority? How did we get here? What went wrong? While there are plenty of so-called experts who might try to validate your convictions that you have done all you can to "fix" your "difficult" children, the hard truth is, they're not doing you any favors by placing the responsibility solely on your children.Parenting struggles rarely originate from just one side. Instead, they erupt at the volatile intersection of a child's personality with a parent's own insecurities and behaviors. To put it another way, if you want to fix your rebellious and disrespectful child, you need to start by fixing yourself. In When Kids Call the Shots, therapist and parenting expert Sean Grover untangles the forces driving family dysfunction, and helps parents assume their leadership roles once again. Parents will discover:* Three common bullying styles used by kids* Parenting styles that contribute to power balances* Critical testing periods in a child's development* Coping mechanisms that backfire* Personalized plans for calmly exerting authority in any scenario* And much more!The solution to any problem begins with learning to control what you can control. In parenting, you've already learned how impossible it is to control your kids. So begin by controlling you!
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Publication Date: 2015-06-03
Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children by John S. Dacey; Martha D. Mack; Lisa B. FioreA fully-revised and updated new edition of a bestselling book designed to help parents, teachers, and counsellors support young people suffering from anxiety. Offers an array of innovative strategies organized into the authors' four-step "COPE" program, which has undergone more than 20 years of successful field testing Each strategy is accompanied by a set of activities contextualized with full details of the appropriate age level, materials needed, suggested setting, and a template script Presents a straightforward account of anxiety, the most prevalent clinical diagnosis in young people, written with a careful balance of scientific evidence and benevolence Features a brand new chapter on preschoolers and a companion website that includes instructional MP3 recordings and a wealth of additional resources
Children's Home Musical Experiences Across the World by Beatriz Senoi Ilari; Susan YoungThis book offers a fresh and diverse perspective on home musical activities of young children from a variety of countries, including; Brazil, Denmark, Greece, Israel, Kenya, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, South Africa,Taiwan, the UK, and the United States. Narrowing their study to seven-year-olds from middle-class families, the articles in this volume argue that home musical experiences provide new and important windows into musical childhoods as they relate to issues of identity, family life, gender, culture, social class and schooling. Though childhood musical engagement differs considerably, it has direct implications for a better understanding of music education and childhood development. Using a wiki to share data and research across time and space, this volume is a model for collaborative cross-cultural research and is centered on the home as a primary research site for children's musical engagement.
Call Number: Music Library, General Collection MT1 .C5333 2016 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
Exploring Single Black Mothers' Resistance Through Homeschooling by Fields-Smith, CherylThis book expands the concept of homeplace with contemporary Black homeschooling positioned as a form of resistance among single Black mothers. Chapters explore each mother's experience and unique context from their own perspectives in deciding to homeschool and developing their practice. It corroborates many of the issues that plague the education of Black children in America, including discipline disproportionality, frequent referrals to special education services, teachers' low expectations, and the marginalization of Black parents as partners in traditional schools. This book demonstrates how single mothers experience the inequity in school choice policies and also provides an understanding of how single Black mothers experience home-school partnerships within traditional schools. Most importantly, this volume challenges stereotypical characterizations of who homeschools and why.
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Publication Date: 2020
Home Is Where the School Is: The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering by Jennifer LoisExplores the experiences of homeschooling mothers Mothers who homeschool their children constantly face judgmental questions about their choices, and yet the homeschooling movement continues to grow with an estimated 1.5 million American children now schooled at home. These children are largely taught by stay-at-home mothers who find that they must tightly manage their daily schedules to avoid burnout and maximize their relationships with their children, and that they must sustain a desire to sacrifice their independent selves for many years in order to savor the experience of motherhood. Home Is Where the School Is is the first comprehensive look into the lives of homeschooling mothers. Drawing on rich data collected through eight years of fieldwork and dozens of in-depth interviews, Jennifer Lois examines the intense effects of the emotional and temporal demands that homeschooling places on mothers' lives, raising profound questions about the expectations of modern motherhood and the limits of parenting.
Call Number: LC40 .L65 2013 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2012-12-17
Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice by James G. Dwyer; Shawn F. PetersIn Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice, James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters examine homeschooling's history, its methods, and the fundamental questions at the root of the heated debate over whether and how the state should oversee and regulate it. The authors trace the evolution of homeschooling and the law relating to it from before America's founding to the present day. In the process they analyze the many arguments made for and against it, and set them in the context of larger questions about school and education. They then tackle the question of regulation, and they do so within a rigorous moral framework, one that is constructed from a clear-eyed assessment of what rights and duties children, parents, and the state each possess. Viewing the question through that lens allows Dwyer and Peters to even-handedly evaluate the competing arguments and ultimately generate policy prescriptions. Homeschooling is the definitive study of a vexed question, one that ultimately affects all citizens, regardless of their educational background.
Call Number: LC40 .D994 2019 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2019-04-15
Homeschooling in America: Capturing and Assessing the Movement by Joseph F. MurphyThis book is the definitive study on homeschooling in the United States, delving into a movement that impacts more students nationwide than the entire charter school movement. In 2010, more than 2 million students were homeschooled. This book explores:The history of homeschooling in America. How this movement has grown in credibility and enrollment exponentiallyThe current state of homeschooling, including questions over who gets homeschooled, why, and what is the success-academically and in life-of students who are homeschooledThe impact of homeschooling on the student and on American societyIn the most extensive survey and analysis of research on homeschooling, spanning the birth of the movement in the 1970s to today, Homeschooling in America shines a light on one of the most important yet least understood social movements of the last forty years and what it means for education today.
Call Number: LC40 .M87 2012 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2012-08-08
Learning Not Schooling: Reimagining the Purpose of Education by Lyn LeschLearning Not Schooling: Reimagining the Purpose of Education examines how both the curiosity and the initiative of students in their formative years can be stimulated by partnering local schools with the world of adult work and professional expertise. This tactic addresses some of the issues that seem to continually plague us, such as how to help students learn more effectively in the modern age, or how to more fully address some of the perpetual inequities between different socioeconomic groupings. Drawing on his experiences from founding and directing a private school for students age six to fourteen, Lyn Lesch presents a new model for education in which learning for students increasingly occurs in the world of adult expertise, with classroom teachers taking on the role of conduits that not only prepare students to learn from professionals working in various fields but also assist them in absorbing the advanced information and knowledge they will be acquiring.
Call Number: LA210 .L465 2009 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2009-03-16
Transforming History: A New Curriculum for a Planetary Culture by William Irwin ThompsonEducation, argues William Thompson, is about more than teaching skills and knowledge. It's about transmitting a culture and a heritage, and in doing so we have an opportunity to transform our cultural legacy. This exciting interdisciplinary thinker offers a whirlwind tour from ancient literature to Disney and current politics, presenting a far-reaching system of teaching which can stimulate the best and healthiest patterns of development in our children and teenagers.
The Wiley Handbook of Home Education by Milton GaitherThe Wiley Handbook of Home Education is a comprehensive collection of the latest scholarship in all aspects of home education in the United States and abroad. Presents the latest findings on academic achievement of home-schooled children, issues of socialization, and legal argumentation about home-schooling and government regulation A truly global perspective on home education, this handbook includes the disparate work of scholars outside of the U.S. Typically understudied topics are addressed, such as the emotional lives of home educating mothers and the impact of home education on young adults Writing is accessible to students, scholars, educators, and anyone interested in home schooling issues
Call Number: LC40 .H367 2017 (Print and Electronic Resource)
Publication Date: 2016-12-27
9 Months in, 9 Months Out: A Scientist's Tale of Pregnancy and Parenthood by Vanessa LoBueExpertise can explain the science of what's happening to a fetus or a baby throughout development, but all the science in the world can't tell you what it feels like to have a baby: the pang of morning sickness, the pain of labor, the excitement of birth, and the joy that comes from seeingyour baby's first smile. 9 Months In, 9 Months Out explores what we actually experience in the nine months of pregnancy and the nine months that follow.As a professor of infant and child development, author Vanessa LoBue had certain expectations about how pregnancy and motherhood would go. Experiencing it was a different story. As she learned, the first few months of parenthood are much harder than anyone tells you. Written month-to-month in realtime as LoBue proceeded through pregnancy and first-time parenthood, 9 Months In, 9 Months Out integrates science and infant development with the personal journey involved in becoming a parent. LoBue also takes a researcher's lens to issues that are top of mind for new parents: breastfeeding, thesleep training controversy, gender development, the science (or lack thereof) behind the link between vaccinations and autism, and the debate over screen time.
Call Number: HQ755.8 .L63 2019 (Print Resource)
Publication Date: 2019-08-02
Family-Centred Perinatal Care: Improving Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Care by Beverley ChalmersSince childbirth became a medicalized - and usually hospitalized - event a century ago, women's and families' psychosocial needs have been relegated to a somewhat peripheral role within the clinically focussed hierarchy of medical care. This text reinstates psychosocial issues as a primary focus of care, together with clinical excellence. Family-centred care is a familiar phrase in today's maternity services, with professional guidelines and hospital policies including the term in their care protocols; however, few definitions, and no specific standards, for family-centred care exist. While all caregivers and care services are likely to define their care as sensitive to women's needs, and family-centred, the actual implementation of a family-centred approach - despite it being a current fashion in care - is still inadequate. This book clearly defines family-centred perinatal care, and outlines how truly family-centred care can, and should, be implemented, and how, and where, this has been done.
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Publication Date: 2017-04-03
Navigating Miscarriage: Social, Medical and Conceptual Perspectives by Kilshaw, Susie; Borg, Katie"Miscarriage is a significant women's health issue. Research has consistently shown that one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. This collected volume explores miscarriage in diverse historical and cultural settings with contributions from anthropologists, historians and medical professionals. Contributors use rich ethnographic and historical material to discuss how pregnancy loss is managed and negotiated in a range of societies. The book considers meanings attached to miscarriage and how religious, cultural, medical and legal forces impact the way miscarriage is experienced and perceived"
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Publication Date: 2020
Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Food and Nutrition Board; Meghan Harrison (Editor)The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine last reviewed the state of the science on nutrition during pregnancy and lactation 30 years ago. The resulting consensus study reports from the Institute of Medicine?Nutrition During Pregnancy (IOM, 1990) and Nutrition During Lactation (IOM, 1991)?summarized the scientific evidence and provided nutrient recommendations. In the decades since the release of these two reports, the body of evidence on the relationships between nutrition during pregnancy and lactation and maternal and infant health and chronic disease has continued to grow and evolve. At the same time, the demographics of the population have shifted, giving rise to new considerations. To explore the evidence that has emerged, the National Academies conducted a 2-day workshop in January 2020. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
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Publication Date: 2020-09-29
Pregnancy Info for TeensPart one. Understanding the problem of teen pregnancy -- part two. If you think you're pregnant -- part three. Staying healthy during your pregnancy -- part four. High-risk pregnancies and pregnancy complications -- part five. Childbirth -- part six. Your newborn -- part seven. Teen parenting problems and solutions -- part eight. If you need more information.
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Publication Date: 2017
Prenatal Family Dynamics: Couple and Coparenting Relationships During and Postpregnancy by Regina Kuersten-Hogan; James P. McHaleThis book examines family interactions and relationships during the transition to parenthood. It offers a unique integration of different lines of research on prenatal family dynamics contributed by leading family researchers in North America and Europe who use observational approaches to study emergent family processes. The book explores prenatal dynamics in diverse families, including adolescent couples, same-sex couples, couples experiencing infertility, and couples expecting their second child. The introduction, anchored in family systems and structural theories, provides an overview of challenges couples commonly experience during the transition to parenthood and details prenatal family processes that predict postpartum adjustment in families. This sets the stage for subsequent chapters by emphasizing unparalleled windows into prenatal family dynamics provided by direct observation. Initial chapters focus on predictors of prenatal interactions and partners' representations of parenthood. Subsequent chapters describe original research on prebirth couple interactions and the coparenting relationship emerging during pregnancy. The volume includes several studies that rely on innovative research designs using observations of simulated couple encounters with their newborn, represented by a life-sized infant doll. The book concludes with a review of recent prenatal intervention programs designed to improve interpersonal and coparenting relationships of married and unmarried couples. The volume offers recommendations for future research on prenatal family dynamics, including suggestions for methodological advances, exploration of prenatal risk factors, expansion of conceptual models to incorporate culturally-meaningful coparents besides mothers and fathers, and further focus on prenatal intervention programs. This book is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians and professionals, and graduate students in the fields of infant mental health/early child development, family studies, pediatrics, developmental psychology, public health, social work, and early childhood education.