The Family Context of Parenting in Children's Adaptation to Elementary School
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Family Context of Parenting in Children's Adaptation to Elementary School by Philip A. Cowan
Book DescriptionThe Family Context of Parenting in Children's Adaptation to Elementary School is a result of a longitudinal prevention study of 100 families begun the year before their first children entered kindergarten. Each family went through an assessment and then a subset was randomly chosen for group intervention. The children in both groups were then studied as they progressed through kindergarten and first grade to assess the quality of their adaptation to the school environment. The text focuses on how parent-child relationships are only one determinant of a child's academic competence, social competence, and behavior. Rather, these relationships must be understood in the context of the role they play within the family as a system. It also addresses the recent challenges to claims about the impact of parents on their children's development. The book sheds additional light on family influences within the larger social environment as a key determinant of the quality of children's adjustment to schooling. It appeals to scientists, professionals, and parents alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805841572
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 12-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Philip A. Cowan
Family Context of Parenting in Children's Adaptation to Elementary School, Paperback (May 2013)
This volume offers an overview of the important role played by the family context in preparing a child for the new world of school, and of the problems that may be the result of familial influence.
Understanding How Family-Level Dynamics Affect Children's Development, Paperback (August 2003)View all books by Philip A. Cowan
Draws together diverse studies of whole-family dynamics to explore the potential of this paradigm for understanding individual variability in children's early social and emotional development. This book includes chapters that underscore the significance of coparental processes - behaviors between adults that include and involve the child.
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