Parenting: Behaviors, Cultural Influences and Impact on Childhood Health and Well-Being

Nicolette Vanessa Roman, PhD (Editor)
Child, Family and Community Research Unit, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Series: Family Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: FAM034000

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We know that parents affect the behavior, health and well-being of their children, but the findings of parent-child effects vary in different countries. Parenting has evolved into a science with prolific studies focusing on how and why parents behave in a particular way and the effects these behaviours have on the child. As a result of parenting effects, the cognitive, emotional, social, physical and general development of the child can be positive or negative.

In this book, each chapter adds to our understanding of the parent-child relationship; the possible effects the behaviour of parents may have on the health and well-being of children are discussed. These influences are presented from the perspective of Diana Baumrind’s, a specialist of parenting typologies. The studies presented in this book provide a cultural perspective of parenting, highlighting the similarities and differences to other studies focusing on:
• interventions for parents
• adoption and foster care
• the reciprocal nature between religiosity and politics and the family.

Parenting: Behaviors, Cultural Influences and Impact on Childhood Health includes reviews and primary research studies conducted in South Africa, New Zealand, Canada and Hong Kong.

(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

The Effect of Parenting Styles on Adjustment in Adulthood
(Simone Titus, Jenny Lee Rose, Nicolette V. Roman, Department of Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, and others)

The Role of Parents, Society and the State in the Healthy Development of Childhood: A Retrospective Qualitative Study
(Anja R. Human-Hendricks, Nicolette V. Roman, and Edna G. Rich, Child and Family Studies Programme, Department of Social Work, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)

Political Socialization of the Youth: An Examination of the Family as an Agency for youth Citizenship in South Africa
(Michelle V. Esau, and Nicolette V. Roman, School of Government, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, and others)

Parent Protective Factors for Hispanic Youth’s Engagement in Risky Behaviors: Lessons Learned from Evidence-Based Research
(Keith A. King, Rebecca A. Vidourek, Ashley L. Merianos, Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA)

Parenting: The Association with Health Responsibility, Physical Activity and Nutrition among Adolescents in Rural South Africa
(Eugene L. Davids and Nicolette V. Roman, Child and Family Studies Programme, Department of Social Work, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)

Parenting Adopted Children from other Cultures and Supporting Adoptive Parents to Meet the Needs of Adopted Children
(Anita Gibbs, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work, University of Otago, New Zealand)

A Perspective of Mothers’ Experiences of Parenting Preadolescents
(Nicolette V. Roman, Liezille Jacobs, Child and Family Studies Programme, Department of Social Work, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)

God in a Pagan Context: Religion, Family Socialization and Child Development in Hong Kong
(Jerf W. K. Yeung, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, China)

Caregivers of Children who are Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol
(Jason Brown, Aamena Kapasi, Richelle Bird, Western University, Canada)

Index

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