In Do Parents Matter? anthropologists (and grandparents) Robert & Sarah LeVine investigate the diversity of parenting practices across the world - from the USA to Africa, Japan to Mexico - and come away with a reassuring conclusion: ...
Author: Robert A Levine
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Category: Family & Relationships
In Do Parents Matter? anthropologists (and grandparents) Robert & Sarah LeVine investigate the diversity of parenting practices across the world - from the USA to Africa, Japan to Mexico - and come away with a reassuring conclusion: children tend to turn out to be the same well-adjusted adults all around the world no matter the parenting style. Japanese children sleep with their parents well into primary school, women of the Hausa tribe (largely based in Nigeria) avoid verbal and eye contact with their toddlers; Western parenting frowns on both practices but Japanese children show higher than average levels of empathy while Hausa children seem quite content. The Levines' fascinating global investigation discovers the practices, and experiences, of parents from around the world, and comes away with profound lessons from other cultures on how to build a family. This in-depth survey of parenting practices across the world is based on almost 50 years of research, until concluding: there is no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting, free yourself from expert advice and learn to relax. Parents universally sleep with their infants in Japan. Interestingly, the infant mortality rate in Japan is one of the lowest in the world. In West Africa and many of the Pacific Islands, toddlers are sent away by their mothers after weaning and taken care of by their grandmothers or other women. Among the Gusii people of Kenya mothers deliberately avoid eye contact with their babies. For a mother to engage her infant in eye contact would be to encourage the baby's development of disrespectful habits and would undermine the hierarchy of the family. Adoption of children within family groups is found widely across the Pacific, including Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. This allows a woman who has a new-born to give her infant to a childless woman. Many such adopted children know who their biological parents are, and have happy relationships with all their "parents".
So, effective schools can and do make a difference. The nature, extent and
degree of parental support for education can offset many of the negative
influences of growing up in a poor community. It is possible to "buck the trend' of
Author: Alma Harris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
It is commonly agreed that engaging parents with their child's learning is positive and has wide-reaching benefits. This book articulates why parental engagement is of value and how it can be achieved with positive results. Beyond the why and how, the book explores what effective parental engagement is, making explicit the link between this and the impact on the learning of the child. To support this, practical, workable solutions and strategies are provided through case studies. The book provides a powerful combination of academic theory supported with quantifiable and qualitative evidence from students, parents and schools, alongside answers provided by those who work with the challenges of this agenda on a daily basis. It will challenge, motivate and inspire understanding through the political agenda, and empower and enable schools to develop their practice.
crucial, parenting is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. She
suggests that parents are more like gardeners, providing conditions for their
children to thrive. My view is that parents are ... Do Parents Matter?: Why
Author: Robert Plomin
Publisher: MIT Press
A top behavioral geneticist makes the case that DNA inherited from our parents at the moment of conception can predict our psychological strengths and weaknesses. In Blueprint, behavioral geneticist Robert Plomin describes how the DNA revolution has made DNA personal by giving us the power to predict our psychological strengths and weaknesses from birth. A century of genetic research shows that DNA differences inherited from our parents are the consistent lifelong sources of our psychological individuality—the blueprint that makes us who we are. Plomin reports that genetics explains more about the psychological differences among people than all other factors combined. Nature, not nurture, is what makes us who we are. Plomin explores the implications of these findings, drawing some provocative conclusions—among them that parenting styles don't really affect children's outcomes once genetics is taken into effect. This book offers readers a unique insider's view of the exciting synergies that came from combining genetics and psychology. The paperback edition has a new afterword by the author.
( Continued ) So , do parents matter ? And if they do matter , then how ? Answers
to those questions are still being sought ; however , here is what is known .
Children brought up in the same household often turn out very different from one
Author: John Paul Wright
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Category: Social Science
This wide reaching text explores the origins and development of criminality from birth to adulthood.
Popular accounts of behavioral genetics On the cover of the September 7th ,
1998 issue of Newsweek is the face of a child next to the words , “ Do Parents Matter ? A New Heated Debate About How Kids Develop . ” The cover story
The attitudes, thinking, and policies in European countries where the teen pregnancy rates are much lower than those in the United States are examined in this plea for domestic societal change. Research in the Netherlands, France, and Germany found that nonjudgmental attitudes, access to safer sex practices, and comprehensive sex education are the norm. This book looks to European principles and proposes that the United States put aside philosophical and religious differences and work together to protect teens from early, unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Topics covered include family values, the influence of the media, AIDS and STDs, contraception, abstinence, sex education, abortion, and religion. This book is geared toward teen providers, teachers, religious leaders, politicians, public health officials, medical providers, and parents—in short, anyone who has respect for teens and their ability, with appropriate and honest guidance, to make responsible decisions.
Do parents matter ? They do indeed . And not just because of their genes .
Although the genetic research discussed earlier indicates that parents do not
mould their children environmentally to be similar to them in terms of g , genetic
Author: Lori B. Andrews
Publisher: West Group
This is the revised edition of the casebook, Genetics: Ethics, Law, and Policy, which has been used successfully in law schools in both the seminar and course context. It is authored by three of the nation's leading experts on genetic ethics, law and policy. Students enjoy the course because of the topicality of the subjects, many of which they hear about in the news (gene discoveries, embryo stem cell research). Faculty members enjoy teaching from the book because of the excellent teaching manual and because they can link it to other topics ? the casebook covers issues in health law, employment law, insurance law, criminal law, family law, and other fields. The casebook is supplemented regularly on the TWEN website, so that it is always current. A background in genetics is not required for either students or teachers. The casebook and teachers? manual are written so that the casebook can be used for undergraduate courses or courses for the health professions, for public health, or for public policy.
The smoking behavior of adolescents and their friends : Do parents matter ?
Parenting : Science and Practice , 4 ( 1 ) , 51 - 72 . Miller , L . S . , Zhang , X . ,
Rice , D . P . , & Max , W . ( 1998 ) . State estimates of total medical expenditures ...
Written by academics, practitioners and policy makers interested or involved in the development of the Birth to Three Matters framework, this book argues that parent engagement is essential for developing partnerships within communities in ...
Author: Abbott, Lesley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Written by academics, practitioners and policy makers interested or involved in the development of the Birth to Three Matters framework, this book argues that parent engagement is essential for developing partnerships within communities in order to give children the best start in life, and shows how this can be achieved.
Dr. Peters suggests that genetics and peers are important to children's
developmentbut so are parents . Parents play critical roles in the ... Second ,
viewers might falsely conclude that parents do not matter . Ms. Harris ( author of
the book ) and ...
Her claim is that parental or family environment effects are negligible ; that
whatever our parents or families do to us , it ... these findings , concluding with
our answer to the questions raised by Harris ( 1998 ) : “ Do parents and families matter ?
Author: Klaus Warner Schaie
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
The authors examine age-related changes and their impact upon the concept of self - sense of well-being, life satisfaction, perceived quality of life. Each chapter is followed by two expert commentaries. For teachers, researchers and graduates interested in the sociology and psychology of ageing.
While this conversation is going on , Miss Jones is Parent : I ' m interested in the
word you just said . Did ... mad . a mother with a baby growing in her body , so he
will Parent ( matter - of - factly ) : Do you know what it means ? not be confused .
Ginsburg , G . S . , & Silverman , W . K . ( 2000 ) . Gender role orientation and
fearfulness in children with anxiety disorders . Journal of Anxiety Disorders , 14 ,
57 – 67 . Gladwell , M . ( 1998 ) . Do parents matter ? The New Yorker , August 17
Author: Vicky Phares
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Now in its second edition, this comprehensive book explores developmental psychopathology as a means for understanding and treating abnormal behavior in children. It covers the strengths and healthy outcomes as a means for designing effective therapies to help children and families, while also focusing on prevention as a cornerstone of managing child behavior. Special attention is also given to issues of diversity, inclusion, and understanding.
Judith Rich Harris , The Nurture Assumption : Why Children Turn Out the Way
They Do ; Parents Matter Less Than You Think and Peers Matter More . New
York : The Free Press , 1998 . Contents Preface Acknowledgments 1 . The Early ...
Author: Lucy Rollin
Category: Family & Relationships
Shows how American teenagers lived during the twentieth century, with sections on each decade and descriptions of home life, drug use, and dating, as well as teens' tastes in movies, music, fashion, and books.
Parental Investment and Child Outcomes Nigel Barber. Chapter. 6. Money. and. Parental. Investment. Life often seems unfair. Children of affluent parents tend to do well in school, whereas children of the poor are often academically disad ...
Author: Nigel Barber
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Family & Relationships
Explores the relationship between parents and children and shows how critical parents are in determining which children will be happy and productive.
Gilbert-Barness E, Barness L: What we've learned about SIDS. Patient Care 30(5
):98- 1 18. Mar 15. 1996. Gladwell M: Do parents matter? The New Yorker 74:54-
64, Aug 17. 1998. Gould RL: Transformations: Growth and Change in Adult Life.
Author: Carolyn Jarvis
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
This volume is geared toward BSN nursing students and practising nurses, and provides the information necessary to carry out holistic health assessment across the lifespan.
It still does not matter where our beliefs lie , God is always with us . There are too
many people in this world ... It does not matter what the children do , parents will
always love their children unconditionally . That does not change no matter how ...
Author: Nzingha Moses
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