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Growing Up With A Single Parent

Author : Sarah McLanahan
ISBN : 0674040864
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Nonwhite and white, rich and poor, born to an unwed mother or weathering divorce, over half of all children in the current generation will live in a single-parent family--and these children simply will not fare as well as their peers who live with both parents. This is the clear and urgent message of this powerful book. Based on four national surveys and drawing on more than a decade of research, "Growing Up with a Single Parent" sharply demonstrates the connection between family structure and a child's prospects for success. What are the chances that the child of a single parent will graduate from high school, go on to college, find and keep a job? Will she become a teenage mother? Will he be out of school and out of work? These are the questions the authors pursue across the spectrum of race, gender, and class. Children whose parents live apart, the authors find, are twice as likely to drop out of high school as those in two-parent families, one and a half times as likely to be idle in young adulthood, twice as likely to become single parents themselves. This study shows how divorce--particularly an attendant drop in income, parental involvement, and access to community resources--diminishes children's chances for well-being. The authors provide answers to other practical questions that many single parents may ask: Does the gender of the child or the custodial parent affect these outcomes? Does having a stepparent, a grandmother, or a nonmarital partner in the household help or hurt? Do children who stay in the same community after divorce fare better? Their data reveal that some of the advantages often associated with being white are really a function of family structure, and that some of the advantages associated with having educated parents evaporate when those parents separate. In a concluding chapter, McLanahan and Sandefur offer clear recommendations for rethinking our current policies. Single parents are here to stay, and their worsening situation is tearing at the fabric of our society. It is imperative, the authors show, that we shift more of the costs of raising children from mothers to fathers and from parents to society at large. Likewise, we must develop universal assistance programs that benefit low-income two-parent families as well as single mothers. Startling in its findings and trenchant in its analysis, "Growing Up with a Single Parent" will serve to inform both the personal decisions and governmental policies that affect our children's--and our nation's--future.

Jungen

Author : Steve Biddulph
ISBN : 9783641141127
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Vom Autor des Weltbestsellers "Das Geheimnis glücklicher Kinder" Der australische Familientherapeut Steve Biddulph plädiert für ein neues Verständnis von Jungen: Sie gehen mit Leistungsdruck anders um als Mädchen und geraten häufiger in Schwierigkeiten. Biddulph zeigt Eltern, was in ihren Söhnen wirklich vorgeht, und erläutert, wie sie zu glücklichen und selbstbewussten Männern heranwachsen. «Ein Buch, von dem sich Erwachsene wünschen, ihre Eltern hätten es gelesen.» TZ, München

No Shame In My Game

Author : Katherine S. Newman
ISBN : 9780307558657
Genre : Social Science
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"Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." --The Philadelphia Inquirer In No Shame in My Game, Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child care and health care, and a desperate shortage of even low-paying jobs. By intimately following the lives of nearly 300 inner-city workers and job seekers for two yearsin Harlem, Newman explores a side of poverty often ignored by media and politicians--the working poor. The working poor find dignity in earning a paycheck and shunning the welfare system, arguing that even low-paying jobs give order to their lives. No Shame in My Game gives voice to a misrepresented segment of today's society, and is sure to spark dialogue over the issues surrounding poverty, working and welfare. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Scheidungsfolgen Die Kinder Tragen Die Last

Author : Judith S. Wallerstein
ISBN : 3935984030
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Die Mutter Des Erfolgs

Author : Amy Chua
ISBN : 9783312004775
Genre : Fiction
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Amy Chua ist Juraprofessorin in Yale und zweifache Mutter. Ihre Kinder will sie zum Erfolg erziehen - mit allen Mitteln. Und gemäß den Regeln ihrer Wurzeln in China ist Erfolg nur mit härtester Arbeit zu erreichen. Sie beschließt, dass ihre Töchter als Musikerinnen Karriere machen sollen. Nun wird deren Kindheit zur Tortur. Wo eine Eins minus als schlechte Note gilt, muss Lernen anders vermittelt werden als in unserer westlichen Pädagogik. In ihrem Erlebnisbericht erzählt die Autorin fesselnd, witzig und mit kluger Offenheit von einem gnadenlosen Kampf, der ihr und ihren Töchtern alles abverlangte: ein packendes und hochkomisches Buch über Familie und Erziehung, über Leistungsdruck und über den Willen, unbedingt zu siegen.

Vergiftete Kindheit

Author : Susan Forward
ISBN : 3442124425
Genre : Eltern - Kind - Psychisches Trauma
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In Defense Of Single Parent Families

Author : Nancy E. Dowd
ISBN : 9780814744246
Genre : Law
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Single-parent families succeed. Within these families children thrive, develop, and grow, just as they do in a variety of family structures. Tragically, they must do so in the face of powerful legal and social stigma that works to undermine them. As Nancy E. Dowd argues in this bold and original book, the justifications for stigmatizing single-parent families are founded largely on myths, myths used to rationalize harshly punitive social policies. Children, in increasing numbers, bear the brunt of those policies. In this generation, more than two-thirds of all children will spend some time in a single-parent family before reaching age 18. The damage done in the name of justified stigma, therefore, harms a great many children. Dowd details the primary justifications for stigmatizing single-parent families, marshalling an impressive array of resources about single parents that portray a very different picture of these families. She describes them in all their forms, with particular attention to the differential treatment given never-married and divorced single parents, and to the impact of gender, race, and class. Emphasizing that all families face significant conflicts between work and family responsibilities, Dowd argues many two-parent families, in fact, function as single-parent caregiving households. The success or failure of families, she contends, has little to do with form. Many of the problems faced by single-parent families mirror problems faced by all families. Illustrating the harmful impact of current laws concerning divorce, welfare, and employment, Dowd makes a powerful case for centering policy around the welfare and equality of all children. A thought-provoking examination of the stereotypes, realities and possibilities of single-parent families, In Defense of Single-Parent Families asks us to consider the true purpose or goal of a family.

Parenting And Child Development In Nontraditional Families

Author : Michael E. Lamb
ISBN : 9781135683016
Genre : Psychology
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The goal of this volume is to discuss--in depth--the ways in which various "deviations" from "traditional" family styles affect childrearing practices and child development. Each of the contributors illustrates the dynamic developmental processes that characterize parenting and child development in contexts that can be deemed "nontraditional" because they do not reflect the demographic characteristics of the traditional families on which social scientists have largely focused. The contributors deal with the dynamics and possible effects of dual-career families, families with unusually involved fathers, families characterized by the occurrence of divorce, single parenthood, remarriage, poverty, adoption, reliance on nonparental childcare, ethnic membership, parents with lesbian or gay sexual orientations, as well as violent and/or neglectful parents. By doing so, the authors provide thoughtful, literate, and up-to-date accounts of a diverse array of "nontraditional" or traditionally understudied family types. All the chapters offer answers to a common question: How do these patterns of childcare affect children, their experiences, and their developmental processes? The answers to these questions are of practical importance, relevant to a growing proportion of the families and children in the United States, but also have significant implications for the understanding of developmental processes in general. As a result, the book will be of value to basic social scientists, as well as those professionals concerned with guiding and advising clients and public policy.

Die Ok Ologie Der Menschlichen Entwicklung

Author : Urie Bronfenbrenner
ISBN : CORNELL:31924097763514
Genre : Child psychology
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Ich Bin O K Du Bist O K

Author : Thomas A. Harris
ISBN : 9783644012219
Genre : Self-Help
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Thomas A. Harris hat zusammen mit Eric Berne («Spiele der Erwachsenen») die Transaktionsanalyse wissenschaftlich begründet und praktisch erprobt. Das vorliegende Buch ist die Summe seiner zehnjährigen Arbeit mit Einzelnen und Gruppen. Harris erklärt an anschaulichen Beispielen aus dem Alltagsleben die vier Grundeinstellungen, die das Verhalten aller Menschen bestimmen. Er wendet sein System an auf Probleme in der Ehe und bei der Kindererziehung, auf psychische und geistige Störungen, auf Aggression und Gewalt, auf die Generationenkonflikte, auf Vorurteile gegenüber Minderheiten, auf Fragen der Kreativität, Schwierigkeiten in der Pubertätszeit, ethische und religiöse Überzeugungen und internationale Spannungen.

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