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  • 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$ 10.99

    ?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$ 10.99

    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...

  • Don't Bite Your Tongueby R. Nemzoff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99

    Parents make many sacrifices helping children become healthy and autonomous adults. When children are older, wisdom advises parents to let go, disconnect, and bite their tongues. Increasing life spans mean that parents and children spend as many as five or six decades as adults together: letting go is not an option for families anymore. more...

  • Adoption: A Reference Handbookby Barbara Moe

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 61.00

    This compilation of the best thinking about adoption by both historical and current authorities reveals a vital, ever-changing practice affecting the lives of millions of people around the globe. more...

  • The Awkward Spaces of Fatheringby Stuart C. Aitken

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    Weaving together theories of space, sexuality and political identity with the stories of fathers from a range of sources, including popular culture, this book seeks to explore the spaces and movements of men-as-fathers more...

  • Going it Alone?by Martina Klett-Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • Understanding Childrenby Jeannette Harrison

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2003; US$ 34.95

    Understanding Children: Foundations for quality is a thorough revision of this highly regarded and user-friendly text book. It offers students and early childhood professionals a practical framework on which to develop quality social interactions and environments. It is known that infants and young children are more likely to be secure and develop positive... more...

  • Promises I Can Keepby Kathryn Edin

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many... 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...