Parent-child Relations: An Introduction To Parenting

Paperback | January 18, 2013

byJerry J. Bigner, Clara J. Gerhardt

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Now in the Ninth Edition, Jerry Bigner’s Parent-Child Relations, the classic resource for child development professionals and parents themselves, has undergone a thorough revision anchored by the vision of the late Dr. Bigner and executed by new co-author, Clara Gerhardt.Maintaining its fundamental structure and unique approach, the text uses family systems and systemic family development theory as a framework to explore how parent-child relations change in tandem with developmental changes occurring with children, adults, and the wider family system. Thoughtful updates and revisions were done to increase the effectiveness and currency of the text.  The text continues to provide strong emphasis on various theoretical and practical models pertaining to parenting.

 

For decades now, this classic text has prepared countless teachers and practitioners by its proven and practical approach, utilizing family systems and systemic family development theory to explore how parent-child relations change in tandem with developmental changes occurring with children, adults, and the wider family system. The most comprehensive and current resource available to students as they prepare for working with parents and families, and for their roles as parents themselves, this best-selling resource carries on the essential message of its originator, Dr. Jerry Bigner, and will continue to nurture future family scholars and practitioners for years to come.

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Now in the Ninth Edition, Jerry Bigner’s Parent-Child Relations, the classic resource for child development professionals and parents themselves, has undergone a thorough revision anchored by the vision of the late Dr. Bigner and executed by new co-author, Clara Gerhardt.Maintaining its fundamental structure and unique approach, the te...

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How is a family defined today?  What are the functions of families in contemporary society?    New co-author, Clara Gerhardt joins the new edition of this classic resource for professionals and parents, alike. Known for its interactive format and effective pedagogical features, this user-friendly, research-based book tackles the int...

Jerry J. Bigner, PhD, was a Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523, and retired in 2004 after 36 years of service in higher education. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of life-span human development, parent-child relations, theories o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.9 × 7.9 × 0.9 inPublished:January 18, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132853345

ISBN - 13:9780132853347

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Table of Contents

PART I Parent—Child Relations in Social Context

CHAPTER 1 The Ecology of Parent—Child Relations

CHAPTER 2 Cultural Perspectives

CHAPTER 3 Theoretical Perspectives on Parent—Child Relations

CHAPTER 4 Parenting Styles and Strategies

PART II The Work of Parenting

CHAPTER 5 The Transition to Parenthood

CHAPTER 6 Pregnancy and Childbirth

CHAPTER 7 Parenting Infants and Toddlers

CHAPTER 8 Parenting Preschoolers

CHAPTER 9 Parenting School-Age Children

CHAPTER 10 Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults

PART III Challenges for Contemporary Parents and Children

CHAPTER 11 Parenting in Single-Parent Family Systems

CHAPTER 12 Parenting in Blended Family Systems

CHAPTER 13 Adolescent Parents CHAPTER 14 Family Formation and Parenting in Same-Sex Couples

CHAPTER 15 Parent–Child Relations in High-Risk Families

CHAPTER 16 Best Practices in Parent–Child Relations