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ERIC Number: ED119068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 9
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The Transition to Parenthood and Beyond.
Russell, Candyce S.
Interest in the transition to parenthood has been sustained at a remarkably high level ever since LeMasters did his pioneering study in 1957. His study was interesting theoretically from the standpoint of both the family development perspective as well as Simmel's classic proposition that the triad is inherently the most unstable of human groups. But LeMaster's study also caught the interest of the lay public and most certainly of family life educators. In a period when parenthood is indeed a voluntary role, couples are understandably seeking information that will help them decide whether to parent or to continue a child-free life style. The transition can be seen as an opportunity for the couple to reorganize at an even higher level of adaptability and for the parents to rework some of their own developmental tasks. Implications for the transition are drawn from the author's 1974 research and Rollins and Cannon's (1974) re-evaluation of the literature on marital satisfaction over the life cycle. (Author)
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