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Why parents matter : parental investment and child outcomes

Author: Nigel Barber
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Our world will improve as we more actively parent our children to become responsible, well-adjusted adults. This book offers guidance to parents and parental figures who wish to explore why it is that our youth are in danger and how we can help to inspire them to learn the elements necessary to lead healthy, creative, and balanced lives."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Barber
ISBN: 0897897250 9780897897259
OCLC Number: 42771232
Description: xii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The big picture: societal differences in parenting --
Higher parental investment and its outcomes --
Lower parental investment and social problems --
Divorce and parental investment --
Sibling competition as a tragedy of the commons --
Money and parental investment --
Nine to five: the influence of occupational trends on parental investment --
Teen mothers and reduced parental investment --
Group differences in child socialization --
Can you increase parental investment? Can high parental investment produce a civil and enlightened society?
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This work explores the relationship between parents and children and shows how critical parents are in determining which children will be happy and productive. Nigel Barber, a psychologist, is the  Read more...

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?Teachers and counselors, as well as parents and parental figures who want to help children lead healthy, creative, and balanced lives will find this an informative book.?-Readings: A Journal of Read more...

 
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