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  • No Exitby Anne Alstott

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 15.99

    In order to create a more secure world for children and their parents, Anne Alstott argues, we must fundamentally change the way we think about parents' obligations to children - and about society's obligations to parents. She proposes a solution both pragmatic and controversial. more...

  • Ex-Etiquette for Parentsby Jann Blackstone-Ford; Sharyl Jupe

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Written for both biological parents and stepparents, this helpful guide provides the tools necessary to raising well-adjusted children after a stressful divorce. Innovative in its technique and cowritten by a certified divorce and stepfamily expert and her own stepchildren's mother, this etiquette book provides an authentic guide for ex-spouses to... more...

  • Today's Momsby Mary Ann Zoellner; Alicia Ybarbo

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Two producers of Today share their experiences and wisdom on baby's first year, along with priceless advice and anecdotes from the anchors and experts on America's number-one morning show. Being a new mother can be extremely nerve-racking and exhausting, and many moms find parenting advice, comfort, and humor on the Today show. Now all that advice... more...

  • Adoption: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Editionby Barbara Moe

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 75.00

    The ancient practice of adoption has changed significantly through history. In colonial America, parents adopted out their unwanted children?those who were "rude, stubborn, and unruly"?to other families. Today, Americans go abroad looking for children to adopt, and have adopted more than a quarter million internationally. Adoption: A Reference... more...

  • Augusta, Goneby Martha Tod Dudman

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 23.00

    "I'm not telling you where I am. Don't try to find me." Remember Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone is the memoir Alice's mother never wrote. A single parent, Martha Tod Dudman is sure she is giving her two children the perfect life, sheltering them from the wild tumult of her own youth. But when Augusta turns fifteen, things start to happen: first... more...

  • The Book of Dadsby Ben George

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    At turns humorous, irreverent, poignant and tender, The Book of Dads brings together twenty well-known and beloved writers on the subject of fatherhood, offering fathers?or anyone who has been or loved a parent?unrivaled insights into the complexity of fatherhood as it's experienced now. It is a literary reader for the contemporary dad, hip and... more...

  • Down Our Wayby Jacqueline Barnes

    Wiley 2007; US$ 203.95

    This book will describe in detail what it is like to be a parent in four different communities in England. The research data that are the basis for this description are interpreted in relation to a number of key factors, include: family social class, ethnic group, length of time on the neighbourhood and the presence of extended family locally. The... more...

  • Family and Peersby Kathryn Kerns; Josefina M. Contreras; Angela M. Neal-Barnett

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 125.00

    Why is it that relationships with family members predict the quality of children's relationships outside the family? This volume discusses, from a variety of critical perspectives, several mechanisms that may account for continuities across family and peer relationships. more...

  • Fragile Families and the Marriage Agendaby Lori Kowaleski-Jones; Nicholas Wolfinger

    Springer US 2006; US$ 59.99

    Many people see government involvement in family policy as a response to popular concerns that the American family is in a state of crisis. One of the primary concerns with ?fragile? families (one parent ? usually mother) is economic: Poverty rates for single mothers are several times that of two-parent families. Economic deprivation while growing... more...

  • Handbook of Parentingby Marc H. Bornstein

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Completely revised and expanded from four to five volumes, this new edition of the Handbook of Parenting appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. Parenting and the family are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the... more...