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The process of parenting, 8th ed.


The process of parenting, 8th ed.

Brooks, Jane B.



504 pages




Learning features offered in this text for parents and caregivers include main points, exercises, and chapter-opening newspaper articles, plus interviews with real parents and professionals and quotes from parents on the joys of parenting. Part I reviews theories of growth and development and presents a problem solving approach to use throughout the rest of the book. Of special interest is a chapter on nurturing family relationships in a technological society. Part II covers parenting at different developmental stages. For this eighth edition, Part III, Parenting in Varying Life Circumstances, is reorganized into four chapters rather than three: parenting and working, single parenting, parenting in complex family structures, and parenting in challenging times. This edition also includes new material explaining genetic, neuroendocrine, and neurophysiological factors that influence children's growth and behavior. There is new material on how culture shapes children's and teens' development, and how to talk to children about egg and sperm donation. Brooks is a practicing clinician working with parents and children.

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Date:May 1, 2010
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