Book Description

From the Back Cover This text?s unique contextual and developmental approach to parent-child relations equips students with parenting theory, research, and application, as well as in-depth coverage of parenting strategies. The third edition has been enhanced with a greater emphasis on the various contexts of parenting, more discussion of the role of gender in parent-child relationships , an expanded coverage of the role of fathers, a greater emphasis on other caregivers in the parenting role, and a focus on the influence of technology on the lives of parents and children. Read more About the Author Phyllis Heath is a professor in the Department of Human Environmental Studies at Central Michigan University. She has also taught courses for Michigan State University in Okinawa, Japan. She was educated at the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she received a B.A. in Psychology. At the University of North Carolina at Charlotte she earned a MA in Human Development and Learning. She received a PhD in Child Development and Family relations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research has focused on the ways in which parental attitudes and behaviors affect children?s social competence, factors influencing parenting patterns, and more recently, the links between parenting behaviors and adolescent depression. She has also explored beliefs and behaviors of parents in indigenous cultures in Oaxaco, Mexico and in South Africa. ? Read more