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- 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...
- 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...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 49.95
Economic deprivation while growing up has been linked to poor physical health, reduced intellectual ability, and academic achievement. This volume explores issues related to fragile families, covering legal and theoretical perspectives, causes and consequences of offspring wellbeing, and the aspect of father's importance to the "fragile families." more...
- Wiley 2005; US$ 130.00
Over the last twenty years it has become recognized that fathers play a crucial role in child development and subsequent adult status and behaviour. This book presents the state-of-the-art on fathering and its determinants. Based on original research into the effects that different styles of fathering can have on children, it explores the long and... more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2004; US$ 49.95
From Strength to Strength is a practical, new resource for facilitators who are looking for a positive and optimistic approach and want to build on the strengths parents bring to their role. It aims to enhance emotional wellbeing in all family members, through the sharing of information and the creation of supportive community networks for parents. more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2003; US$ 29.95
Focus on Fathering discusses the fascinating, moving, and often contradictory role in which Australian men find themselves as fathers: ?What is a good father these days? ?What is it fathers provide that is so influential to a child?s development? ?Is fathering importantly different to mothering? ?Is it a role that a single mother or a substitute... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 38.95
This book identifies the most significant challenges currently faced by foster care and draws out the key messages for policy and practice. It offers important insights into the state of foster care today, and suggests how it can be improved in future. This book is essential reading for social workers, policy makers, academics and foster carers. more...