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When partners become parents : the big life change for couples

Author: Carolyn Pape Cowan; Philip A Cowan
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When it first appeared in 1992, this book became an instant must-read on the lists of new parents and family studies professionals alike. Its message is just as relevant, just as timely, and perhaps even more important today. As indicated in the new foreword, by John M. Gottman, and in the updates and new afterword provided by the authors, the transition to parenthood remains one of the most challenging periods in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Pape Cowan; Philip A Cowan
ISBN: 0805835598 9780805835595
OCLC Number: 45090005
Notes: Originally published: New York : BasicBooks, ©1992.
Description: xxi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Preface. J. Gottman, Foreword. Introduction: Becoming a Family. Part I: The New Pioneers. Changing Families in a Changing World. To Be or Not to Be a Parent. The Pregnant Pause: Nine Long Months. Part II: Crossing the Great Divide. What's Happening to Me? What's Happening to Us? Beyond the Doorstep: New Problems, New Solutions. Legacies From Our Parents. Parenting Our Children. Part III: Protecting the Homestead. An Ounce of Prevention: Couple Groups. Talk to Me: Hidden Challenges in Couples' Communication. Who Is at Risk and What Can Be Done? Afterword.
Responsibility: Carolyn Pape Cowan and Philip A. Cowan.
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A revised text featuring a new foreword by John M. Gottman. The transition to parenthood remains one of the most challenging periods in adulthood. Readers should be rewarded by the stories reported  Read more...

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