This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.
Chapter 16: Positive Parenting and Child Rearing Classic Models and Current Trends
A recent study by the Pew Research Center (2013) reported that parents found caring for their children to be rewarding and meaningful while at the same time much more exhausting than other activities in their lives. Overall, parenting requires a great amount of energy, resources, and time. Coincidentally, when asked to write this chapter, the first author had recently become a parent. An interesting phenomenon that occurs is the overwhelming amount of advice one receives, ranging from basic needs such as eating and sleeping to broader topics such as parent-child bonding, discipline, and ...