Do Parents Matter

Do Parents Matter

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

ISBN: 9780285643673

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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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".
Categories: Family & Relationships

Do Parents Know They Matter

Do Parents Know They Matter

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
performance ...

Author: Alma Harris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781855395831

Category: Education

Page: 144

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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.
Categories: Education

Blueprint

Blueprint

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
Japanese ...

Author: Robert Plomin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262537988

Category: Science

Page: 296

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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.
Categories: Science

Criminals in the Making

Criminals in the Making

( 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

ISBN: UOM:39015077649914

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

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This wide reaching text explores the origins and development of criminality from birth to adulthood.
Categories: Social Science

Behavioral Genetics and the Environment

Behavioral Genetics and the Environment

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
discusses ...

Author: Kathryn Suzanne Plaisance

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P01008238Y

Category:

Page: 334

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Safer Sex

Safer Sex

Author: Evelyn Lerman

Publisher: Morning Glory Press (CA)

ISBN: CORNELL:31924073892691

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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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.
Categories: Social Science

The Nurture Assumption

The Nurture Assumption

Argues that children's development is influenced primarily by their peers--other children--rather than by their parents

Author: Judith Rich Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684857077

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 462

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Argues that children's development is influenced primarily by their peers--other children--rather than by their parents
Categories: Family & Relationships

Genetics

Genetics

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
research ...

Author: Lori B. Andrews

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105064124618

Category: Law

Page: 937

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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.
Categories: Law

An Evaluation of the Strengthening Families Program in Preventing Youth Smoking Initiation

An Evaluation of the Strengthening Families Program in Preventing Youth Smoking Initiation

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 ...

Author: Kerada Krainuwat

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89095245981

Category:

Page: 160

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Parents Matter Supporting The Birth To Three Matters Framework

Parents Matter  Supporting The Birth To Three Matters Framework

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)

ISBN: 9780335219803

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 542

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.
Categories: Education

Media Guide

Media Guide

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 ...

Author: Teresa McDevitt

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 013091732X

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The Evolution of the Aging Self

The Evolution of the Aging Self

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

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110225302

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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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.
Categories: Social Science

National Parent teacher

National Parent teacher

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 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006520691

Category: Child rearing

Page:

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Categories: Child rearing

Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology

Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology

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

ISBN: UVA:X030255072

Category: Psychology

Page: 566

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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.
Categories: Psychology

Twentieth century Teen Culture by the Decades

Twentieth century Teen Culture by the Decades

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

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UVA:X004417781

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 396

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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.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Why Parents Matter

Why Parents Matter

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

ISBN: 0897897250

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 217

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Explores the relationship between parents and children and shows how critical parents are in determining which children will be happy and productive.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Physical Examination and Health Assessment

Physical Examination and Health Assessment

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

ISBN: 0721684246

Category: Medical

Page: 956

View: 288

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.
Categories: Medical

Saving Souls

Saving Souls

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 0975935011

Category: Self-Help

Page: 187

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You Have Just Found The Key To Your Happiness! Everything you need to know about being happy is contained in this book. This insightful and uplifting book will show you how to be happy and live the life you always wanted. No more sadness, depression, confusion, anxiety, distress, hopelessness, guilt or uneasiness. This book will guarantee your happiness! Saving Souls will: Teach you how to let go of unpleasant past experiences Teach you how not to be your own worst enemy Show you why you are unhappy Show you that when you let your pride and ego rule you will end up losing Teach you how to be happy Show you that forgiveness is the key to finding peace Show you how to bless everything and blame nothing Teach you how to make the best choices that will bring you happiness Saving Souls will enlighten all souls of the universe and bring them to a higher state of awareness. If you read it and apply it, you will live the life that you always dreamed of and you so deserve.
Categories: Self-Help