1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Parenting Theory and Research

Edited By Charles A. Smith Copyright 1999

    Parenting receives growing amounts of attention from researchers, and what was once considered chiefly an art is now also recognized for being a science. Our knowledge of parenting has increased significantly in the last few decades; new developments continue to happen daily. The Encyclopedia of Parenting provides, in reference book format, what we now know about parents, parenting, and the parent-child relationship, synthesized in some 250 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides an authoritative overview of a particular topic.

    Subjects covered include: child activity; child outcomes; child states; parent behaviours; parental situations; external and community factors; systematic concerns; the transition to parenthood; available resources; persons who have added to our knowledge of the field. Entries draw on a wide range of disciplines, including psychology, education, and sociology. Each entry closes with a bibliography, and the volume concludes with a selected list of works for further reading.

    Introduction; Chapter A; Chapter B; Chapter C; Chapter D; Chapter E; Chapter F; Chapter G; Chapter H; Chapter I; Chapter J; Chapter K; Chapter L; Chapter M; Chapter N; Chapter O; Chapter P; Chapter R; Chapter S; Chapter T; Chapter U; Chapter V; Chapter W; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Index; ABOUT the Contributors;


    Charles A. Smith