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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95
Parenting: An Ecological Perspective was originally created in 1993 to answer questions such as: Why do parents differ markedly in the ways in which they care for their children? What factors contribute to individual differences in parenting behavior? The framework used for addressing these questions is the ecological perspective developed by Urie... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95
The first book-length study of adoption in Japan, this impressive work tackles the innovative and sometimes controversial subject of the policies of adoption agencies in Japan. The book places special adoption in the context of a liberal reformist agenda that has challenged traditional concepts of the family through the efforts to place children with... 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...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 34.95
Adoptive, foster and stepmothers, like biological mothers, find their lives completely changed by motherhood although they are not always granted the rights and privileges accorded to those who give birth. Barbara Waterman explores the common experiences that are shared by all those who enter the motherhood portal. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 24.95
This book considers the challenges of caring for children with physical, developmental and mental health disorders and proposes methods such as learning to see events through your child's own eyes, celebrating their strengths and achievements and recognising how others can help your child. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 43.00
According to Allen, motherhood and citizenship are terms that are closely linked and have been redefined over the past century due to changes in women's status, feminist movements, and political developments. Mother-child relationships were greatly affected by political decisions during the early 1900s, and the maternal role has been transformed over... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 110.00
Motherhood and Mothering in Anglo-Saxon England sifts through the historical evidence to describe and analyze a world of violence and intrigue, where mothers needed to devise their own systems to protect, nurture, and teach their children. Mary Dockray-Miller casts a maternal eye on Bede, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle , and Beowulf to reveal mothers... more...
- Atria Books 2008; US$ 16.99
Men want to be better fathers, and today they're trying harder than ever. They jog behind strollers, leave work early for parent-teacher conferences, and roughhouse with their kids before they've had a chance to change out of their suits. But many men aren't building the relationships with their sons that they'd hoped for. And sons are finding... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 110.00
Written by contributors from around the world, The International Handbook of Stepfamilies: Policy and Practice in Legal, Research, and Clinical Environments is a collection of research, legal, and clinical recommendations that fills a growing need for complex, re-formed families. Using the information in this book, which includes contemporary research... more...