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Parents and Children Communicating with Society
Managing Relationships Outside of the Home

ISBN 9780415964883
Published August 7, 2009 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

The volume opens a new frontier in parent-child communication research as it brings together veteran researchers and newcomers to explore the communication of parents and children as they create relationships outside the family. The chapters herein examine communication processes and problems of parents and children as they interact with childcare, healthcare, education, and youth sports; investigate the unique challenges facing various types of families as they communicate outside the family (e.g., stepfamilies and gay/lesbian/bisexual families); and consider the role of media in family relationships outside of home.

The primary audiences for the volume includes scholars, researchers and graduate students studying communication in families, children’s communication, communication in personal relationships, organizational communication, group communication, and health communication. It will also be of interest to psychologists who study families, children, and organizations; sociologists who study families, children, and organizations; education researchers; teachers; coaches; family physicians; and family therapists. graduate students It has the potential for use in courses in family communication, family studies, family sociology, and child development.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Anita Vangelisti

  1. A New Frontier for Family Communication Studies: Parent-Child-Societal
  2. Communication

    Thomas J. Socha and Glen H. Stamp

    Section 1: Childcare & Education

  3. Connecting Two Worlds of Childhood: How Do Parents, Childcare
  4. Providers, and Children Communicate?

    Daniel J. Weigel and Sally S. Martin

  5. Kids, Parents, and Organization: Cooperation and Conflict in a Child
  6. Development Center Culture.

    John C. Meyer

  7. The Interface of HOME-work and Low Wage Maternal Employment.
  8. Michelle Miller-Day and Tara McManus

  9. School, Home, and Homework.
  10. Leah Wingard

  11. Commentary: Childcare and Education Relationships
  12. Julie Yingling


    Section 2: Health & Wellness

  13. When Your Child is in Crisis: Navigating Medical Needs with Issues of
  14. Privacy Management

    Ashley Duggan and Sandra Petronio

  15. The Role of Communication in Child-Parent-Provider Interaction in a
  16. Children’s Mental Health System of Care.

    Christine S. Davis, Norin Dollard, and Keren S. Vergon

  17. Early Intervention or Early Imposition: A Bona Fide Group Perspective
  18. Analysis of the Parent-Child-Early Intervention Relationship.

    Carol B. Mills and Kasey L Walker

  19. Parent-Talk and Sport Participation: Interaction Between Parents, Children,
  20. and Coaches Regarding Level of Play in Sports.

    Paul Turman, Angela Zimmerman, and Brett Dobesh

  21. Coaching Your Own Child: An Exploration of Dominance and Affiliation
  22. in Parent-Child Communication in the Public Sphere.

    Robert S. Littlefield and Cindy Larson-Casselton

  23. Commentary: Communication and Family Health & Wellness
  24. Relationships

    Gary Kreps

    Section 3: Parent-Child-Society Relationships and Media

  25. Powerful Media Tools: Arming parents with strategies to affect children’s
  26. interactions with commercial interests.

    Erica Weintraub Austin, Stacey J. T. Hust, and Michelle E. Kistler

  27. Finding Adolescents through Cyberspace: Youth Workers, Teenagers, and

Instant Messaging.

Peggy Kendall

15. Response to Family Crisis: Mood Disorders, Supportive Listening, and the

Telephone Helpline Volunteer.

Barbara A. Penington and Raymond D. Baus

16. Commentary: Parent-Child-Societal Relationships and Media

    Jennings Bryant

    Section 4: Evolving Caregiving Roles and Relationships

17. When the World Comes Home: Examining Internal and External Influences

    on Communication Exchanges between Parents and Their Boomerang


    Sally Vogl-Bauer

18. Stepfamilies Interfacing Outside the Home: Barriers to Stepparent/stepchild

    Communication with Educational, Medical, and Legal personnel.

    Amy J. Johnson, Elizabeth A. Craig, Michel M. Haigh, Eileen S.

    Gilchrist, Lindsey T. Lane, and Nakia S. Welch

19. Interactions Between Gay and Lesbian Foster Parents, the Children Placed

    in their Home, and the Surrounding Community.

    Dennis Grady Patrick and John Palladino

20. Commentary: Communication and Evolving Caregiving Roles &


Dawn O. Braithwaite and Jordan Soliz


Kathleen M. Galvin

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Thomas J. Socha is ODU University Professor and Associate Professor of Communication at Old Dominion University. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Family Communication, and received the NCA’s Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Distinguished Service in Family Communication. His publications include books, chapters and articles about various facets of family communication.

Glen H. Stamp is a Professor, Department Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at Ball State University. He has previously published one book (with Thomas J. Socha) on parent-child communication as well as authoring numerous articles and chapters in interpersonal communication and family communication.