A Closer Look at Parenting Styles and Practices


Nicolette V. Roman (Editor)
SARChI: Human Capabilities, Social Cohesion and the Family, Child and Family Studies Unit, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Series: Family Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: FAM010000

The parent-child relationship has been extensively researched over a long period of time. In this relationship, a perspective is explored of the behaviour of the parent and how this affects the development of the child. Added to this relationship are the effects of the environment on the relationship between the parent and the child. The well-adjusted, independent, social adult is often an indication that the parent-child relationship provided the grounding and the origins for how the adult interacts with life and others. Due to the complexities of journeying through establishing and solidifying the parent-child relationship from the stage of pregnancy, through early childhood development, to school-going age, adolescence and adulthood, understanding this relationship and the effects on the health and wellbeing of the child, has been ongoing. In this book the intention is to present various perspectives and insights into specific approaches to parenting in various environments and contexts. These contexts provide the cultural support to explore the phenomenon of parenting styles and practices providing insights from South Africa, Japan, China, the USA, Argentina, Portugal, Israel, Spain and Canada. A Closer Look at Parenting Styles and Practices zones into exploring and understanding the parent-child relationship globally.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Understanding the Parent-Child Relationship in a South African Context: A Review of Parenting and Culture in Family Practice
(Stephné Mijlof, Nicolette V. Roman, PhD, and Edna G. Rich, PhD, Child and Family Studies Unit, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)

Chapter 2. The Role of Family Context in Bullying
(Michelle F. Wright, Research Associate, Child Study Center, Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, US)

Chapter 3. Parenting Practices in the Context of Domestic Violence: The Victims´ Experience
(Ana Sani, PhD, Dora Pereira, PhD, and Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis, PhD, University Fernando Pessoa and University of Madeira, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Parental Authority: A Contemporary Integrative Theoretical Conceptualization
(Yosi Yaffe, Department of Education, Tel-Hai Academic College, Qiryat Shemona, Israel)

Chapter 5. Exploring Social Fatherhood in a Rural Area in the Western Cape Province of South Africa
(Marié le Roux and Elmien Lesch, Psychology Department, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Chapter 6. Exploring Mechanisms of Chinese Descendant Parenting Practices and Children’s Motivation for Learning
(Grace H. C. Huang, PhD, and Mary K. Gove, PhD, Department of Teacher Education, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, US)

Chapter 7. Parenting in the First 1000 Days: A Systematic Review of the Strategies Used to Improve Parenting Approaches
(Edna Rich, Letitia Butler and Nicolette V. Roman, Child and Family Studies Unit, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)

Chapter 8. Parent-Adolescent Relationship and a Meaningful Future Perception in Adolescence
(María Fernanda Molina, PhD, Vanina Schmidt, PhD, and Ignacio Celsi, Department of Health and Social Security, National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 9. Parenting Adolescents in the Digital Age: Contemporary Parenting Styles and Practices, and How Parents Need to Adjust to the Rapid Social and Technological Growth
(Erica J. Partridge and Christina Rinaldi, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Canada)

Chapter 10. Parental Knowledge and Its Sources: Testing Their Predictive Value for Violent and Non-Violent Behaviour in Adolescence
(Olalla Cutrín, Lorena Maneiro and Laura López-Romero, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Chapter 11. Constructing and Validating a Japanese Version of the Intensive Parenting Attitude Questionnaire (J-IPAQ) and Investigating Its Relationship with Parenting Behavior
(Sonoko Egami, Department of Developmental and Clinical Psychology, Shiraume Gakuen University, Tokyo, Japan)


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