A History of Fertility in America.- Theoretical Perspectives.- Voluntary versus Involuntary Childlessness.- Diversity.- Demographics.- Expectations.- Relationship Maintenance.- Children and Money.- Children with Special Needs.- Program Evaluation and Parenting Programs.
Transition to Parenthood moves beyond a one-study focus and captures multidisciplinary work on all families making the transition to parenthood. The book covers societal trends, changes, and most importantly expectations. Focus is also placed on how families are impacted by their surroundings and their individual members. Strengths and limitations of current theories are discussed, as well as how the phenomenon of parenthood requires a combination of both macro- and micro-level theories.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the transition to parenthood
Presents research on cross-cultural families
Highlights directions for future research
Includes written exercises for clinical practice