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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...

  • No Exitby Anne L. Alstott

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    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. Drawing on the same innovative thinking that propelled her and Bruce Ackerman's influential work The Stakeholder Society , Alstott... 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...

  • Parenting Beliefs, Behaviors, and Parent-Child Relationsby Kenneth H. Rubin; Ock Boon Chung

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The purpose of this book, is to present a rather simple argument. Parents' thoughts about childrearing and the ways in which they interact with children to achieve particular parenting or developmental goals, are culturally determined. Within any culture, children are shaped by the physical and social settings within which they live, culturally regulated... more...

  • Down Our Wayby Jacqueline Barnes

    Wiley 2007; US$ 211.00

    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...

  • Opting Out?by Pamela Stone

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Noting a phenomenon that might seem to recall a previous era, The New York Times Magazine recently portrayed women who leave their careers in order to become full-time mothers as "opting out." But, are high-achieving professional women really choosing to abandon their careers in order to return home? This provocative study is the first to tackle this... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Liberal Eugenicsby Nicholas Agar

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    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 contemporary... more...