Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of childrenâ€™s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a childâ€™s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parentsâ€™ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parentsâ€™ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.
Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children
Publisher: National Academies Press
Category: Social Science
Early childhood is the apprenticeship of being human. The disproportionate influence of these early years lies in the fact that apprenticeship occurs constantly in children's most primary relationships during a period of unparalleled brain growth that has a lifelong impact on a child's character, competence, creativity, health and ability to collaborate.
Why Early Childhood Parenting Matters to Everyone
Author: Graham Scharf
Category: Child rearing
What if civilization disappeared virtually overnight, including 90% of the world’s population? What if the survivors had to start over on a desperately depleted planet? A growing number of prominent experts is warning of the potential collapse of human civilization before the middle of this century. What sort of human culture might re-emerge? Wilkin and Martin believe a more sustainable culture with a higher and more equitable quality of life is not only possible, but with a better understanding of evolution, probable. The key is in teaching children to be more caring, sharing, and tolerant of differences, as well as instilling deep reverence and respect for the natural world. This highly readable collection of parenting tips based in an ecological perspective on the latest childhood development research is intended to educate today’s parents, the first and most important teachers of tomorrow’s pioneers, in the skills they will need to establish a more livable and lasting human culture.
Unlocking Our Human Potential – Healing Our Plundered Planet
Author: Donovan C. Wilkin, Ph.D.,Cynthia D. Martin, Ph.D.
Publisher: America Star Books
Category: Family & Relationships
This book is my endeavor to make all of us check that are we consciously parenting our children in true sense or are just monkeying around in our daily stroll between home, job and kids? Almost in every organization, we are given some basic induction training before starting our new role. To make the fresh recruit, accustomed with the new role and responsibility. Then how are we presumed to know about such an important job of rising the next generation? Parenting, in my opinion should be a separate academic course or at least a compulsory subject in our education system. It is because simply giving birth to a child and providing him basic amenities is not parenting. This book is compilation of my Parenting Sutras- my solutions to the issues that we daily face in our family. Issues that are quite subtle but if not addressed the right way, at the right time may soon aggravate to bigger problems. Through this medium, I aim to pass on my knowledge, understanding and tried and tested tips for the benefit of all my readers. It is because Parenting matters. So, let us talk about all those matters that matter in your parenting journey.
Author: Parminder Kaur Sharma
Publisher: Educreation Publishing
Based on research findings from expert psychologists, this text encourages students to become knowledgeable consumers of information related to their physical health and optimum psychological functioning.
Author: Steven Jay Lynn,William T. O'Donohue,Scott O. Lilienfeld
"The Power of Positive Parenting provides an in-depth description of "Triple P," one of the most extensively studied parenting programs in the world, backed by more than 30 years of ongoing research. Triple P has its origins in social learning theory and the principles of behavior, cognitive, and affective change, and its aim is to prevent severe behavioral, emotional, and developmental problems in children and adolescents by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents"--
Transforming the Lives of Children, Parents, and Communities Using the Triple P System
Author: Matthew R. Sanders,Trevor G. Mazzucchelli
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book explains how studies in brain development and epigenetics—the inextricable interplay of genes and environments—have led to breakthroughs in the understanding of children's psychological disturbances and serve to discredit the scientifically unsupported "chemical imbalance theory" of mental illness. • Presents a new paradigm for understanding the cause and treatment of children's psychological disturbances based in cutting edge research on the developing brain and epigenetics • Addresses the latest groundbreaking research on the treatment of concussion syndromes as well as on the cause and treatment of autism spectrum disorders • Offers strategies that promote healthy brain development and protect against childhood psychological disturbances • Explains how 21st-century parents' excessive use of cell phones and other mobile devices undermines the quality of attachment and places children at risk for compromised brain development and psychological disturbance
Cutting Edge Research and Treatment
Author: Sharna Olfman
Helicopter parents—the kind that continue to hover even in college—are one of the most ridiculed figures of twenty-first-century parenting, criticized for creating entitled young adults who boomerang back home. But do involved parents really damage their children and burden universities? In this book, sociologist Laura T. Hamilton illuminates the lives of young women and their families to ask just what role parents play during the crucial college years. Hamilton vividly captures the parenting approaches of mothers and fathers from all walks of life—from a CFO for a Fortune 500 company to a waitress at a roadside diner. As she shows, parents are guided by different visions of the ideal college experience, built around classed notions of women’s work/family plans and the ideal age to “grow up.” Some are intensively involved and hold adulthood at bay to cultivate specific traits: professional helicopters, for instance, help develop the skills and credentials that will advance their daughters’ careers, while pink helicopters emphasize appearance, charm, and social ties in the hopes that women will secure a wealthy mate. In sharp contrast, bystander parents—whose influence is often limited by economic concerns—are relegated to the sidelines of their daughter’s lives. Finally, paramedic parents—who can come from a wide range of class backgrounds—sit in the middle, intervening in emergencies but otherwise valuing self-sufficiency above all. Analyzing the effects of each of these approaches with clarity and depth, Hamilton ultimately argues that successfully navigating many colleges and universities without involved parents is nearly impossible, and that schools themselves are increasingly dependent on active parents for a wide array of tasks, with intended and unintended consequences. Altogether, Parenting to a Degree offers an incisive look into the new—and sometimes problematic—relationship between students, parents, and universities.
How Family Matters for College Women's Success
Author: Laura T. Hamilton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
This book provides a unique insider view on the impact of neighbourhood conditions on family life and explores the prospects for families from the point of view of equality, integration, schools, work, community, regeneration and public services.
Bringing Up Children in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods
Author: Power, Anne
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Political Science
Promoting Social Mobility and Life Chances from Early Years to Adulthood
Author: Simone Delorenzi,Jodie Reed
Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research
Category: Income distribution
Choose the parent you’ll be—and you choose the child you’ll raise.When it comes to parenting, who you are is more important than what you do. After all, your child internalizes your traits more than anyone else’s on the planet. And that’s why Les and Leslie Parrott—in a parenting book like no other—give you a proven plan for cultivating the traits you most want your child to have.Discover ...• the most important question you’ll ever ask as a parent• the three-step method to avoid being the parent you don’t want to be• the secret to making your “intentional traits” stick on even your worst days... and much more.A husband and wife team made up of two of today’s leading relationship experts, Les and Leslie Parrott reveal their personal experiences as parents to help you fulfill the most important calling you will ever have. The Parent You Want to Be is inspiring, warm, and filled with a transformational power for your entire family.
Who You Are Matters More Than What You Do
Author: Les and Leslie Parrott
Tools for the Toddler Years provides smart, compassionate and sensible parenting support in an easy, quick and illustrated format that busy parents can actually use. "Glance & Go Guides" focus on common toddler behaviors that most stress and perplex parents, including meltdowns, hitting, transitions, and more. Each guide shares tools and strategies that are easy-to-find, easy-to-recall, clear, succinct and demonstrated in-practice with illustrations and sample scripts. The "Your Toddler and You" chapters share the developmental picture of what is happening inside the brain, body and heart of a toddler and what it can look like, behaviorally, on the outside. Also focused on the experience of the toddler parent, these chapters share information on temperament and parenting style, as well as a discussion of the unique rewards, stresses, demands and discoveries of parenting. The "Easing the Everyday" chapters cover sleep, food, sharing, toilet training, routines, playdates, and new challenges around daily living, from chores to grocery shopping to eating in a restaurant. Co-written by a parent educator and a parent of a young child, this book is grounded in an expert understanding of child development, a philosophy of parenting with respect, affection and support, and attention to parental stressors, needs, and overall family dynamics. Its purpose is to ready parents for the day-to-day challenges of the highly active toddler years, so that day-to-day parents can feel capable, loving and confident as they, in turn, nurture capable, loving and confident children.
Parenting Support for the Time-Crunched, Always Interrupted, Mobile, Multi-tasking Parents of Toddlers
Author: Yvonne Gustafson,Kendra Hovey (author.)
Category: Child rearing
Researchers in achievement motivation are becoming all the more aware of the importance of affect in motivation and self-regulation. This leads to extension and integration of existing theories as well as to new theories that provide a good account of existing data and offer new insight into the mechanism underlying the functioning of motivation. This book presents up-to-date basic research in motivation and self-regulation and an overview of the field, with particular emphasis on issues such as change of motivation, effects of context and culture on motivation, relations of cognition and affect in motivation and self-regulation, and motivation in school, in sports, and in the aged.
Author: Anastasia Efklides,J. Kuhl,Richard M. Sorrentino,R.M. Sorrentino
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Looks at parent-child attachment during the first five years of a child's development and discusses ways parents can foster secure attachment, promote healthy social skills, and regulate a child's emotions.
Parenting a Secure & Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory
Author: Ruth P. Newton
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
Your Family Matters, written by Board Certified Clinical Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, Dr Keith Kanner, is an essential reference tool for today’s parents. Covering a wide gamut of common parenting challenges, Dr Kanner provides clear answers and helpful guidance for children, whether they are toddlers or teens. “Making parental decisions is not easy and now with everything that our children are exposed to and the stress and challenges facing parents today, it is good to have resources like Dr. Kanner’s book Your Family Matters is a full-range, no-subject-off-limits kind of resource on parental decision making.” — Larry King, Host of Larry King Live
Solutions to Common Parental Dilemmas
Author: Keith Kanner
Category: Family & Relationships
A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.
How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
Author: Laura Markham
Category: Family & Relationships
This book focuses on developing important qualities such as emotional awareness, confidence and self-motivation. It outlines simple steps to teach your child how to manage their feelings, behave appropriately and learn from their experiences. Packed full of tips, examples and fun activities, this easy-to-follow guide will give you the tools and confidence to nurture your child's emotional and mental wellbeing right from the start. Perfect for parents and carers, this book will also be a source of inspiration to teachers, teaching assistants, counsellors, psychotherapists and anyone wanting to boost a child's emotional wellbeing. Packed full of tips, examples and fun activities, this easy-to-follow guide will give you the tools and confidence to nurture your child's emotional and mental wellbeing right from the start. Perfect for parents and carers, this book will also be a source of inspiration to teachers, teaching assistants, counsellors, psychotherapists and anyone wanting to boost a child's emotional wellbeing.
The parents' guide to happy children
Author: Betty Rudd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Stimulated by the publication of The Nurture Assumption by Judith Rich Harris, Parenting and the Child's World was conceived around the notion that there are multiple sources of influence on children's development, including parenting behavior, family resources, genetic and other biological factors, as well as social influences from peers, teachers, and the community at large. The text's 39 contributors search for when, where, and how parenting matters and the major antecedents and moderators of effective parenting. The chapters focus on the major conceptual issues and empirical approaches that underlie our understanding of the importance of parenting for child development in academic, socio-emotional, and risk-taking domains. Additional goals are to show how culture and parenting are interwoven, to chart future research directions, and to help parents and professionals understand the implications of major research findings.
Influences on Academic, Intellectual, and Social-emotional Development
Author: John G. Borkowski,Sharon Landesma Ramey,Marie Bristol-Power
Publisher: Psychology Press