ERIC Number: ED477920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Children's Influence on Family Dynamics: The Neglected Side of Family Relationships.
Crouter, Ann C.; Booth, Alan
The central premise of this volume is that children bring personal qualities to their relationships with other family members that help shape family interaction, relationships, and even processes that family researchers have called "parenting." The chapters address how children's personal qualities make their mark on families in ways that may in turn influence children's subsequent development. It is divided into four parts, each dealing with a different aspect of the topic. Chapters include: (1) "Child Effects on Family Systems: Behavioral Genetic Strategies" (D. Reiss); (2) "On the Meaning of Models: A Signal Amidst the Noise" (K. McCartney); (3) "Are We Finally Ready to Move Beyond Nature vs. Nurture?" (X. Ge, M.B. Donnellan, and L. Harper); (4) "How to Spin Straw Into Gold" (J.R. Udry); (5) "Infant Negative Emotionality, Caregiving, and Family Relationships" (S. Crockenberg and E. Leerkes); (6) "Child Effects on the Family: An Example of the Extreme Case and Question of Methodology" (C.A. Stifter); (7) "Sensitivity to Infants' Cues: As Much a Mandate for Researchers as for Parents" (J.P. McHale, K.C. Kavanaugh, and J.M. Berkman); (8) "The Developmental Course from Child Effects to Child Effectiveness" (P.M. Cole); (9) "Parenting of Adolescents: Action or Reaction?" (M. Kerr and H. Stattin); (10) "On the Brink: Stability and Change in Parent-Child Relations in Adolescence" (E.G. Menaghan); (11) "Parental Monitoring: Action and Reaction" (G.H. Brody); (12) "Parental Monitoring: A Person-Environment Interaction Perspective on This Key Parenting Skill" (D.M. Capaldi); (13) "Straw Men, Untested Assumptions, and Bi-Directional Models: A Response to Capaldi and Brody" (M. Kerr and H. Stattin); (14) "The Gender of Child and Parent as Factors in Family Dynamics" (E.E. Maccoby); (15) "How Do Children Exert an Impact on Family Life?" (S.M. McHale and A.C. Crouter); (16) "Eleanor E. Maccoby on the Active Child: Gender Differences and Family Interactions" (H. Stattin and M. Kerr); (17) "Reply to Stattin--Kerr Critique" (E.E. Maccoby); (18) "A Gender-Balanced Approach to the Study of Childhood Aggression and Reciprocal Family Influences" (N.R. Crick); (19) "Child Effects as Family Process" (L. Shanahan and J.M. Sobolewski). (Each chapter contains references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Family Relationship, Individual Differences, Parent Child Relationship, Personality Traits
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers, 10 Industrial Ave., Mahwah, NJ 07430 (ISBN-0-8058-4271, $29.95). Tel: 800-926-6579 (Toll Free); Web site: www.erlbaum.com.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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