Want to know the secret to making sure your child feels loved? Kids desperately need to know how much you love them. But if you don't know their special "love languages" you might as well be speaking gibberish. Every child (like every adult) expresses and receives love best through one of five communication styles. Find out which one of these your child speaks:* QUALITY TIME * WORDS OF AFFIRMATION * GIFTS * ACTS OF SERVICE * PHYSICAL TOUCHIf your love language is different from your children's, you'd better learn to translate-- fast. Or you could miss your chance to meet their deepest…
This chapter draws upon 14 years of related ethnographic studies to uncover the principal features that characterize family life among the poor. Experiences dealing with multiple agencies are discussed, as well as experiences dealing with health problems in the context of the U.S. medical care system, and the aftermaths of household emergencies. 34 references.
This chapter reviews how theorists and policymakers portray the state’s capacity to alter the behavior and beliefs of low income parents and then highlights findings from a study of two women’s experiences in their efforts to find jobs and supportive resources. Finding a job and securing welfare supports were linked to their parenting pathway, however, the mothers’ first concern was their children’s well-being. The chapter concludes by exploring whether the motivating power of raising children might lead to a more effective family policy. 34 references. (Author abstract modified)
This handbook for parents describes general patterns of adolescent growth and development and strategies for child rearing. It begins by explaining the changing role of a parent of a teenager, common challenges when raising adolescents, and parenting techniques. Information and worksheets are provided that address communication with teenagers, emotional and physical changes in teens, changes in social life and thinking ability, peer pressures, strategies for building self-esteem in adolescents, talking about sexuality and drugs, conflicts and discipline, and managing stress.
Family Law Clinics are a valuable source of information for parents, especially non-custodial fathers, to learn about legal rights and options regarding child support, custody, parenting time, arrearages, and other areas of family law. This checklist offers tips for hosting a successful clinic in the community. (Author abstract modified)
Fathers were often assumed to be on the periphery of children's lives and of little direct importance to children's development. Since the mid-1980sm however, the role of 'father's involvement' has been one of the major themes in child development research and the focus has evolved from describing what fathers do, to discussing what they should do, with their children.
Eirini Flouri combines an analysis of the international literature with her own unique studies that observe the long-term effects of fathering on child development. The findings of this major research programme relate…
Data and sources of information on the effects of father absence on poverty, maternal and child health, incarceration, crime, teen pregnancy, child abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, education, and childhood obesity.