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Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations provides an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective on theory, research, and methodology of dynamic processes in parent-child relations. Edited by distinguished scholar Leon Kuczynski, this accessible volume is divided into six parts. Part I concerns dyadic processes in parent-child relationships and provides the conceptual grounding for the volume as a whole. Parts II and III examine the agency of the child and the agency of the parent, respectively. Part IV considers dynamics in the parent-child dyad as they are mediated by or impact on various lifespan, cultural, and ecological contexts. Part 5 addresses the methodological implications of adopting a dynamic process view of parent-child relations. Part 6 weighs future directions for theory, research, and practice. Interdisciplinary in scope, Handbook of Dynamics ...

Parent-Child Relations in Adulthood: An Intergenerational Family Systems Perspective
Parent-child relations in adulthood: An intergenerational family systems perspective
Joan E.NorrisMichael W.PrattStephanie L.Kuiack

Parents and children. Encountering these words, most readers think of a young couple with school-age youngsters. The research literature also has had this focus. Nevertheless, most of the years that all of us will spend as “children” will be as adults with aging parents. In this chapter, we consider the relationships between parents and children in adulthood. We also examine change and stability in parent-adult child relationships and consider research limitations that have led to an incomplete understanding of relationships in the aging family. As an alternative, we explore the usefulness of a family systems perspective on adult parent-child relationships. Two potentially fruitful avenues of ...

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