Transitions into Parenthood: Examining the Complexities of Childrearing Vol: 15

Sampson Lee Blair
State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Rosalina Pisco Costa
Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Product Details
25 Nov 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
288 pages - 152 x 229mm
Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research


Around the globe, the very conceptualization of family is associated with the relationship between a parent and a child. The birth of a child represents both the end of one experience, and the beginning of another. Entry into parenthood represents a fundamental shift in family structure and family dynamics, wherein the child brings new responsibilities within the family and upon the larger society, particularly in regards to population issues. 

In order to better understand the transitions into parenthood, this multidisciplinary volume of CPFR will address such topics as: employment and fertility, childbearing desires versus childbearing outcomes, the social media construction of parenthood, gender differences in childrearing, parental discipline and child outcomes, among others. This volume will contain research on parenthood and parenting from around the world, and is intended to provide a more global perspective of these issues. Given that these topics range across various disciplines, a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches are utilized in the research herein.
Chapter 1. Young Adult Parents' Work-Family Stress: The Role of a Difficult Child and Parental Conflict; Amira L. Allen, Wendy D. Manning, Monica A. Longmore, Peggy C. Giordano  
Chapter 2. Experiences of Family and Social Support during the Transition to Motherhood among Mothers of Biracial and Monoracial Infants; Roudi Nazarinia, Roy Yolanda, Mitchell Anthony, James Byron Miller, Jessica Hutchinson  
Chapter 3. Narratives from Community-Based Organization Staff and Black and Coloured Mothers in South Africa: A Qualitative Study on the Impact of Participation in Parenting Programs on Maternal Behaviors; Simone Martin-Howard 
Chapter 4. For Us or the Children? Exploring the Association Between Co-parenting Trajectories and Parental Commitment; Heidi M. Williams 
Chapter 5. Mediating Effects of Maternal Gatekeeping on Nonresident Black Fathers' Paternal Stressors; Katrina A. R. Akande, Claudia J. Heath 
Chapter 6. A Conceptual and Methodological Exploration of the Cognitive Processes Associated with Mindful Parenting: Reflections on Translating Theory to Practice; Kishani Townshend, Nerina Caltabiano 
Chapter 7. In which language(s) do you parent? How language(s) used by migrant parents influence the realization of parenting functions?; Maria Siemushyna, Andrea S. Young 
Chapter 8. Co-sleeping as a Developmental Context and its Role in the Transition to Parenthood; Elaine S. Barry 
Chapter 9. Mother-Child Relationships and Depressive Symptoms in the Transition to Adulthood: An Examination of Racial and Ethnic Differences; Xing Zhang 
Chapter 10. Parenting in Three-Generation Taiwanese Families: The Dynamics of Collaboration and Conflicts; Yi-Ping Shih
Rosalina Pisco Costa is assistant professor at the Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Évora (Portugal) and integrated researcher with CICS.NOVA.UÉvora - The Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences. She has a PhD in Sociology and a master's degree specialization in Family and Population studies. She works mainly in the Sociology of the Family, Childhood, Everyday Life and Consumption Studies, while crosswise exploring different Social Research Methodologies.  
Dr. Sampson Lee Blair is a family sociologist at The State University of New York (Buffalo). His research focuses upon parent-child relationships, with particular emphasis on child and adolescent development. As a Fulbright Scholar Award recipient (2010), he studied parental involvement and children's educational attainment in the Philippines. Most recently, he was elected as Vice-President (North America) of the Research Committee on Youth in the International Sociological Association.

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