Parent-Child Relations: An Introduction to Parenting (9th Edition)

Jerry J. Bigner and Clara J. Gerhardt

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Now in the Ninth Edition, Jerry Bigner’s Parent-Child Relations, the classic resource for child development professionals and parents themselves, has undergone a thorough revision anchored by the vision of the late Dr. Bigner and executed by new co-author, Clara Gerhardt.Maintaining its fundamental structure and unique approach, the text uses family systems and systemic family development theory as a framework to explore how parent-child relations change in tandem with developmental changes occurring with children, adults, and the wider family system. Thoughtful updates and revisions were done to increase the effectiveness and currency of the text.  The text continues to provide strong emphasis on various theoretical and practical models pertaining to parenting.

 

For decades now, this classic text has prepared countless teachers and practitioners by its proven and practical approach, utilizing family systems and systemic family development theory to explore how parent-child relations change in tandem with developmental changes occurring with children, adults, and the wider family system. The most comprehensive and current resource available to students as they prepare for working with parents and families, and for their roles as parents themselves, this best-selling resource carries on the essential message of its originator, Dr. Jerry Bigner, and will continue to nurture future family scholars and practitioners for years to come.

From the Back Cover: How is a family defined today?  What are the functions of families in contemporary society?  
 

New co-author, Clara Gerhardt joins the new edition of this classic resource for professionals and parents, alike. Known for its interactive format and effective pedagogical features, this user-friendly, research-based book tackles the intricacies of parent-child relationships in contemporary society. Using family systems theory, the author examines the evolution of the family, the stages of family system development, and the challenges faced by all types of families. Readers will encounter a broad range of issues encountered across the lifespan to help them prepare for their roles as professionals working with families or as parents themselves. This best-selling text carries on the essential message of its originator, Dr. Jerry Bigner, and will continue to nurture future family scholars and practitioners for years to come.


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