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Six Stages of Parenthood

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ISBN-13: 978-0756763053
ISBN-10: 0756763053
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Almost all books for parents focus on the way children develop. Ellen Galinsky, instead, writes about how parents develop. Drawing on the work in adult development of Erik Erikson and DanielLevinson, she describes six distinct stages in the life of a parent: the image-making that occurs during pregnancy; the nurturing rolethat swallows parents up from birth through the first couple of years; the authority parents must develop as small children showindependence; the interpretive stage when parents explain the world and their values to school-age children. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Ellen Galinsky has been on the faculty of Bank Street College of Education in New York City for over twenty years. She directs many national and international research projects there and is a consultant on child and adult development to day-care programs, corporations, and the media. She is the author of The New Extended Family, Family Matters in the Preschool Years, and Beginnings.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Diane Pub Co (January 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756763053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756763053
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,136,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I purchased this book because I needed it for a school report. I am studying to become an early childhood educator.
Ms. Galinsky's book was so insightful that, instead of just reading what I needed for my report (about 20% of it) I read it cover to cover.
For anyone who works with children (and, consequently) their parents, this book provides excellent insights.
Anyone who works with children knows just how much of an impact their parents and home life make on the child's progress.
This book enables the reader to learn the nature of the challenges a parent is facing from pregnancy through the "empty nest" stage.
I am certain I will refer to this book again and again. . .
While there are many books about parenting, this is the first book about "parents" that I have seen, and it is well worth a read.
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This book was a very interesting read. It's a fairly easy read and has valuable information for people who will be working with families.
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I use this as a reference resource for our child care parents i.e. in conversation and lending library.
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By MalibuGal on September 13, 2011
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This book is so interesting and is definitely relevant to everyday life. Even if you aren't a parent, it's important to know about these different stages.
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For anyone who is interested in psychology of parental development, this is a faschinating and a very informative book that will spare you a lot of growing pains and disappointments. A must read.
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