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  • 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...

  • Adoptionby BARBARA A. MOE

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 55.00

    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 Handbook,... more...

  • Down Our Wayby Jacqueline Barnes

    Wiley 2007; US$ 198.00

    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...

  • Promoting Positive Parentingby Femmie Juffer

    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2007; US$ 29.95

    Video-feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting (VIPP) is a brief and focused parenting intervention program that has been successful in a variety of clinical and non-clinical groups and cultures. This book covers the successful implementations of this program and presents the outcome of this effort. more...

  • Liberal Eugenicsby Nicholas Agar

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children’s characteristics. Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan ‘Brave New World’ or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view Considers real... more...

  • Hands of My Fatherby Myron Uhlberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.00

    By turns heart-tugging and hilarious, Myron Uhlberg?s memoir tells the story of growing up as the hearing son of deaf parents?and his life in a world that he found unaccountably beautiful, even as he longed to escape it. ?Does sound have rhythm?? my father asked. ?Does it rise and fall like the ocean? Does it come and go like the wind?? Such... more...

  • Working with Custodial Grandparentsby Bert Jr. Hayslip

    Springer Publishing Company 2002; US$ 89.00

    Moving beyond simply describing the differences between custodial and noncustodial grandparents, this volume places helping efforts with grandparents in theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic contexts. Stressing the importance of theoretically grounded interventions and empirically-based studies for the design, implementation, and funding of programs,... more...

  • Something Like Beautifulby asha bandele

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?asha bandele has a poignant story to share in Something Like Beautiful. It is the love that comes through that makes this such a compelling tale.? ?Nikki Giovanni † Award-winning journalist, and author of The Prisoner?s Wife and Daughter , and performance poet featured on HBO?S Def Poetry Jam , asha bandele once again writes... 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...

  • Going it Alone?by Martina Klett-Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    Are lone mothers 'going it alone' in late modernity? In this fascinating work, Martina Klett-Davies draws on interviews with 70 women to examine how they negotiate lone motherhood in Britain and Germany. She makes suggestions regarding paid employment, education and state benefits as well as policy recommendations for increasing the options... more...