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  • Childhood and Human Valueby Nick Lee

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    For millennia children have been valued as possessions - valued by their parents as `my' child and valued by communities and cultures as `belonging' to them. Recently, a new way of valuing children has emerged ' valuing them as people in possession of themselves, as people who have rights. This has led to fears that rights will erode love between parents... more...

  • Play Culture in a Changing Worldby Marjatta Kalliala

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 38.00

    The cultural context in which children grow up has a powerful influence on the way they play. At a time of rapid change in post-industrial societies, childhood play is changing to reflect children's experiences. Adults need to understand that children have their own play culture, which might be different from that of the adults' own childhoods. Enlivened... more...

  • Family Day Careby Sue Owen; June Statham; Ann Mooney

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 47.95

    Family day care or childminding plays a significant role in the provision of childcare in many countries, but is facing new challenges. Bringing together theory, research and knowledge from practice, this topical book presents a variety of informative perspectives on this important service. more...

  • Time To Careby Joan Lombardi

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 26.95

    In this important work, Joan Lombardi, one of Americas foremost experts on child care, shows how our current system is not meeting the needs of America's families and describes a vision for redesigning this system to promote healthy child and youth development. Both as an expert and as a parent, the author guides the reader through the problems that... more...

  • Children at the Millenniumby Timothy J Owens; Sandra L. Hofferth

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 135.00

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  • Key Indicators of Child and Youth Well-Beingby Brett Brown

    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2007; US$ 49.95

    Indicators of child and youth well-being are indispensable tools for improving the lives of children. This book reviews the progress made in the measurement, collection, dissemination, and use of indicators of child and youth well-being. more...

  • Growing up Globalby Cindi Katz

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00

    Growing Up Global examines global change through children?s lives in two seemingly disparate places: New York City and Sudan.The book?s core is a study of children in a Sudanese village that was included in a state-sponsored agricultural program. Shifting her focus to working-class families in New York City, Cindy Katz exposes connections with the... more...

  • Warring Parents, Wounded Children, and the Wretched World of Child Custodyby Joseph Helmreich; Paul Marcus

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 40.00

    This collection of moving, deeply insightful and sometimes shocking cautionary tales created from actual court cases shed light on the modern day horrors of child custody disputes. more...

  • Why Youth is Not Wasted on the Youngby David F. Bjorklund

    Wiley 2009; US$ 43.95

    Why Youth is Not Wasted on the Young examines the nature of childhood through an evolutionary lens and argues that childhood is an essential stage of development with its own unique purposes, separate from those of adulthood; a time of growth and discovery that should not be rushed. Written by a renowned developmental psychologist Examines... more...

  • Resilience in Children, Families, and Communitiesby Ray D. Peters; Bonnie Leadbeater; Robert J. McMahon

    Springer US 2006; US$ 149.00

    Despite the numerous benefits derived from major technological and medical innovations of the past century, we continue to live in a world rife with significant social problems and challenges. Children continue to be born into lives of poverty; others must confront daily their parent's mental illness or substance abuse; still others live amid chronic... more...