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Product Details

  • Series: The Developing Child (Book 33)
  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (May 31, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674295188
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674295186
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ross D. Parke is Professor and Director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

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During the seventeenth century, in many Western countries, such as England, France, and the United States, fathers were all-powerful and served as the family's unquestioned ruler (Lamb 1987). Their source of power and authority was the ownership and control of all family property, including land, wives, and children. Men were also charged with the moral and spiritual growth of their children and thus with disciplining them. This early father-child relationship has been described as distant, morally instructive, and condescending, as too much affection was believed to lead to parental indulgence, ruining the character of children (Pleck and Pleck 1997).... --This text refers to the Digital edition.

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Ross D.Parke was born in Canada and educated at the university of Toronto (BA;MA) and at the university of waterloo (PHD).He has taught Child psychology at various universities since 1965 including the university of Wisconsin ,University of Illinois and UC,Riverside. He has studied and written about fathers and families throughout his career. His most recent book is Future Families :Diverse forms, Rich possibilities (2013)which challenges our concept of the ideal family as the traditional two parent married family with biological children. In this book ,Parke argues for appreciating the wide array of family forms in our own and other cultures including single families ,stepparent families ,cohabitating families ,same gender and new reproductive technology created families.All can be nurturing and stimulating environments for children and social policy changes to better support a range of family forms are outlined in the book. Parke has been editor of several journals (Developmental Psychology ;Journal of Family Psychology ) and is past president of the Society for Research in Child Development. He has received several awards for his contributions to scientific research on children's development from The American Psychological Association and the Society for Research in Child Development. Perhaps his major credential as a child development expert is that he has seven children and six grandchildren. He retired as Distinguished Professor of Psychology ,emeritus from UC,Riverside in 2008.He enjoys trips to Vancouver Island,Canada ,ocean cruises ,kayaking and walks on the beach.He also writes stories for his grandchildren.

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We were able to see a change in our family dynamic. Pastor Guerrerro not only helped shape the Fatherhood role in our family, but how we should honor that role in our family. It has completely changed our lives for the better! Real life application. Gracias!
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