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Handbook of Parenting
Volume 4: Social Conditions and Applied Parenting, Third Edition

Edited By

Marc H. Bornstein

ISBN 9781138228740
Published February 18, 2019 by Routledge
684 Pages

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Book Description

This highly anticipated third edition of the Handbook of Parenting brings together an array of field-leading experts who have worked in different ways toward understanding the many diverse aspects of parenting. Contributors to the Handbook look to the most recent research and thinking to shed light on topics every parent, professional, and policymaker wonders about. Parenting is a perennially "hot" topic. After all, everyone who has ever lived has been parented, and the vast majority of people become parents themselves. No wonder bookstores house shelves of "how-to" parenting books, and magazine racks in pharmacies and airports overflow with periodicals that feature parenting advice. However, almost none of these is evidence-based. The Handbook of Parenting is. Period. Each chapter has been written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting, and includes historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classical and modern research, and forecasts of future directions of theory and research. Together, the five volumes in the Handbook cover Children and Parenting, the Biology and Ecology of Parenting, Being and Becoming a Parent, Social Conditions and Applied Parenting, and the Practice of Parenting.

Volume 4, Social Conditions and Applied Parenting, describes socially defined groups of parents and social conditions that promote variation in parenting. The chapters in Part I, on Social and Cultural Conditions of Parenting, start with a relational developmental systems perspective on parenting and move to considerations of ethnic and minority parenting among Latino and Latin Americans, African Americans, Asians and Asian Americans, Indigenous parents, and immigrant parents. The section concludes with considerations of disabilities, employment, and poverty on parenting. Parents are ordinarily the most consistent and caring people in children’s lives. However, parenting does not always go right or well. Information, education, and support programs can remedy potential ills. The chapters in Part II, on Applied Issues in Parenting, begin with how parenting is measured and follow with examinations of maternal deprivation, attachment, and acceptance/rejection in parenting. Serious challenges to parenting—some common, such as stress and depression, and some less common, such as substance abuse, psychopathology, maltreatment, and incarceration—are addressed as are parenting interventions intended to redress these trials.

Table of Contents

Part I: Social and Cultural Conditions of Parenting

  1. A Relational Developmental Systems Perspective on Parenting Richard M. Lerner and Lacey J. Hilliard
  2. Latino and Latin American Parenting Linda C. Halgunseth
  3. African American Parenting Vonnie C. McLoyd, Cecily Hardaway, and Rosanne M. Jocson
  4. Asian and Asian American Parenting Florrie Fei-Yin Ng and Qian Wang
  5. Indigenous Parenting Nicole M. Muir, Yvonne Bohr, Matthew Shepherd, Gwen Healey, and Donald Warne
  6. Immigrant Parenthood Marc H. Bornstein and Linda R. Cote
  7. Parents with Disabilities Gwynnyth Llewellyn
  8. Employment and Parenting Wen-Jui Han, Nina Philipsen Hetzner, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
  9. Parents in Poverty Katherine A. Magnuson and Greg J. Duncan
  10. Part II: Applied Issues in Parenting

  11. Measurement of Parenting Diane L. Putnick
  12. Maternal Deprivation Michael Rutter and Sandra Woodhouse
  13. Parenting and Attachment E. Mark Cummings and Kelly A. Warmuth
  14. Parental Acceptance-Rejection Ronald P. Rohner and Rhiannon L. Smith
  15. Stress and Parenting Keith A. Crnic and Shayna S. Coburn
  16. Parenting and Depression Theodore Dix and Anat Moed

16. Parenting and Substance Use Disorder Laurie Chassin, Andrea M. Hussong, W. Andrew Rothenberg, and Ariel Sternberg

17. Parental Psychopathology Nancy E. Suchman, Cindy DeCoste, and Hailey E. Dias

18. Parental Maltreatment Melissa L. Sturge-Apple, Sheree L. Toth, Jennifer H. Suor, and Tangeria R. Adams

19. Incarcerated Parents Danielle Dallaire

20. Parenting Interventions Douglas R. Powell

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Marc H. Bornstein is Senior Investigator, Head of Child and Family Research, and Head of the Imaging and Behavioral Determinants of Development Affinity Group at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.