By Philip A. Cowan, Carolyn Pape Cowan, Jennifer C. Ablow, Vanessa Kahen Johnson, Jeffrey R. Measelle
The text focuses on how parent-child relationships are only one determinant of a child's academic competence, social competence, and behavior. Rather, these relationships must be understood in the context of the role they play within the family as a system. It also addresses the recent challenges to claims about the impact of parents on their children's development.
The book sheds additional light on family influences within the larger social environment as a key determinant of the quality of children's adjustment to schooling. It appeals to scientists, professionals, and parents alike.
- Philip A. Cowan
- Carolyn Pape Cowan
- Jennifer C. Ablow
- Vanessa K. Johnson
- And Jeffrey R. Measelle
- Mahwah, NJ