Handbook of Diversity in Parent Education

The Changing Faces of Parenting and Parent Education

Edited by

  • Marvin Fine, University of Kansas, Lawrence, U.S.A.
  • Steven Lee, University of Kansas, Lawrence, U.S.A.

Traditionally, books on parent education have focused on techniques from a certain tradition, either behavioral or humanistic, that could be applied to any problem of parenting or child behavior change. These books have used a "cook-book" approach that is frequently oblivious to environmental conditions that influence behavior or take into account the individual differences of the children or families involved. This book highlights the complexity of our society and times by exploring the problems faced by diverse types of parents, children, and parenting situations. Moreover, the sensitive issues of parenting in unique populations are handled in a caring, straight-forward way with an emphasis on research-based parent education programs along with tips and strategies for everyday use.
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Applied clinicians, educators, educational psychologists and parents.


Book information

  • Published: September 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-256483-3

Table of Contents

Preface.Contributors.American Families in the 1990s and Beyond.Gender Issues in Parenting: Parenting Teenage Girls.Teaching About Sexual Diversity: A New Frontier for Parenthood Educators.Parenting and Ethnicity.Parenting in the Global Community: A Cross-Cultural/International Perspective.A Psychoeducational Program for Parents of Dysfunctional Backgrounds.Supportive Family Training: Education and Support for the Parents of Persons with Serious Mental Illness.Parent Education for Fathers.Grandparents Raising Children.Parenting Emotionally Disturbed Children.Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities.Parenting Children with Brain Injury.Parenting Chronically Ill Children.Education Programs for Parents and Families of Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities.Educating Parents to be Advocates for their Children.Managing Crisis: Intervention Skills for Parents.Index.