- Raising emotionally intelligent teenagers: Parenting with love, laughter, and limits
Author: Tobias, S., E., & Friedlander, B. S.
Publisher: New York: Harmony
ABSTRACT: The authors of Emotionally Intelligent Parenting focus their attention and expertise on the toughest parenting job of all: raising emotionally intelligent teenagers. Raising Emotionally Intelligent Teenagers is packed with real-life scenarios, practical strategies, the answers to the questions parents ask most frequently, and even questionnaires and quizzes. All of this useful information is drawn from the authors' professional and personal experiences and is given with warmth and humor.
- Parenting your teenager
Author: Elkind, D.
Publisher: New York: Ballantine Books
ABSTRACT: Dr. David Elkind, child psychologiest and author of the renowned child development classic "The Hurried Child," draws on his extensive knowledge of adolescent development to provide practical, sensible advice on all the tough challenges and choices that teenagers and their parents face in the 1990s. A sensitive guide for '90s parents navigates them through the most complex years they face with their children, a time in which rebellion masks self-doubt and fear about such issues as sexuality and peer pressure.
- Parents under siege: Why you are the solution, not the problem in your child's life
Author: Garbarino, J., & Bedard, C.
Publisher: Free Press
ABSTRACT: Is it always a parent's fault if a child grows up to become unruly, disruptive, or even destructive? Are parents always to blame for children "growing up wrong"? Is it possible that good parents can raise bad kids? Nationally recognized psychologist James Garbarino and child advocate Claire Bedard present tough-minded yet compassionate tactics for parents of children who don't make headlines — but who are exceptionally difficult and disruptive of normal family life.
- University of Minnesota Children, Youth, & Family Consortium
Organization: University of Minnesota Extension
ABSTRACT: The Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) works to improve the lives of children, youth, and families by supporting and creating new knowledge and encouraging the use of evidence-based knowledge in practice and in public and private policy development related to children, youth, and family issues.
- Children Now
Type of Site: organization
Contact: Children Now, 1404 Franklin Street, Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612; 510-763-2444; Fax: 510-763-1974; firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: Children Now's mission is to find common ground among influential opinion leaders, interest groups and policymakers, who together can develop and drive socially innovative, "win-win" approaches to helping all children achieve their full potential.
- KidsHealth: For parents, kids, & teens from the medical experts of The Newmours Foundation
Organization: The Newmours Foundation
Type of Site: organization
ABSTRACT: KidsHealth is one of the largest sites on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation Center for Children's Health Media, our mission is to provide the best children's health information on the Internet! Only KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally hundreds of in-depth articles and features, and the site continues to grow every week.
- The National Parenting Center
Type of Site: commercial
ABSTRACT: The National Parenting Center aims to provide the most comprehensive and responsible parenting advice to parents everywhere. The National Parenting Center creates and maintains interactive systems allowing parenting to access an expert panel on parenting, as well as obtain advice through written transcripts, letters, brochures, the Internet, etc.
- Family as an agent in the education process: A test of a theory of underachievement of African-American adolescents
Author: Taylor, R.
Journal: CEIC Research Brief, No. 105Publisher: National Research Center on Education in the Inner Cities, Philadelphia, PA
ABSTRACT: Objectives of the research project described in this report were to explore the African American adolescents' perceptions of the social forces shaping their lives and well being. The project examined: (1) perceptions and understandings of racial discrimination; (2) their views of the value of schooling and the role of school achievement; (3) their self-perceptions in terms of abilities; (4) the impact of adolescents' ethnic identities on school performance and social adjustment; (5) the influence of peers on adolescents' perceptions of the importance of educational achievement; and (6) adolescents' relationships with their teachers. Parenting styles and parent-child relationships have also been examined. Findings suggest that the more African American students perceive themselves as targets of discrimination, the less they believe that schooling is important, and the more they report symptoms of anxiety and depression. African American adolescents perceive the inequalities that exist in American society, and these perceptions affect their adjustment. Additional research is needed to examine the effects of child-rearing practices common in African American families. Historical and sociological material concerning racism and discrimination in American society should be integrated into instructional material; this could have a positive effect on African American psychological adjustment and school achievement. Additional research with a focus on the African American subculture will help design programs and approaches that can overcome the effects of discrimination and socioeconomic factors.
- Adolescent modeling of parent substance use: The moderating effect of the relationship with the parent
Author: Andrews, J. A., Hops, H., & Duncan, S. C.
Journal: Journal of Family Psychology Volume: 11
ABSTRACT: This study examined a hypothesis derived from social learning theory, that adolescents would be more likely to model the substance use of each parent if they had a relatively good relationship with the parent than if their relationship with that parent was relatively poor. Data from 657 adolescents (51% female; 11 to 15 years of age at the 1st assessment), 357 fathers, and 633 mothers across a 6-year assessment period were used for these analyses. As hypothesized, all adolescents modeled mother's cigarette use and father's marijuana use, older adolescents modeled mother's marijuana use and younger girls and older boys modeled father's alcohol use if they had a relatively good or moderate relationship with that parent but did not model their parent's use if the relationship with that parent was relatively poor. Caution is noted in assuming that relatively good relationships with a parent are always protective.
- The relationship between parenting and delinquency: A meta-analysis
Author: Machteld, H., Dubas, J. S., Eichelsheim, V. I., van der Laan, P. H., Smeenk, W., & Gerris, J. R. M.
Journal: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Volume 37, Issue 6
ABSTRACT: This meta-analysis of 161 published and unpublished manuscripts was conducted to determine whether the association between parenting and delinquency exists and what the magnitude of this linkage is. The strongest links were found for parental monitoring, psychological control, and negative aspects of support such as rejection and hostility, accounting for up to 11% of the variance in delinquency. Several effect sizes were moderated by parent and child gender, child age, informant on parenting, and delinquency type, indicating that some parenting behaviors are more important for particular contexts or subsamples. Although both dimensions of warmth and support seem to be important, surprisingly very few studies focused on parenting styles. Furthermore, fewer than 20% of the studies focused on parenting behavior of fathers, despite the fact that the effect of poor support by fathers was larger than poor maternal support, particularly for sons. Implications for theory and parenting are discussed.