This book is designed to guide students through the latest developments of theory and research on relationships from adolescence to young adulthood. Unique to this text is a focus on relationship change across middle childhood into adolescence and across late adolescence into early adulthood. Experts on adolescent relationships from across the globe summarize the current state of literature on family and peer relationships, as well as the environmental and genetic factors that influence them. Students will benefit from the comprehensive, rigorous, yet accessible overview of key content; such as what defines the relationship processes, what describes the individual and contextual factors that influence relationships, family relationships, sibling relationships, and parent-child relationships during the transition into adolescence and into young adulthood.

Transformations in Parent–Child Relationships from Adolescence to Adulthood

Transformations in Parent–Child Relationships from Adolescence to Adulthood

Transformations in parent–child relationships from adolescence to adulthood
Nancy L.GalambosLauren A.Kotylak

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” This aphorism, often credited to American journalist and writer Hodding Carter (1907–1972), reflects the importance of a firm ground to stand on and connectedness to the world as well as the freedom and ability to explore and test that world if children are to develop into responsible and happy adults. These are also major themes in the extensive literature on parent–child relations. Social scientists studying family relations and child development believe that parent–child relationships characterized broadly as supportive, accepting, and warm give rise to roots at the same time that an ...

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