Today's headlines about the actions of twenty-first-century children tell us that they are in distress. Unusual behaviors surface as disobedience, failure to learn, anxiety about socializing, excessive excitability, and inability to follow directions. What can parents do? In this guide, Dr. Maria R. Burgio reminds parents that while many behavior problems are part of growing up, they must distinguish between normal behaviors and those that require help. She explains how children normally develop from infancy through adolescence and provides worksheets for tracking behaviors and identifying problems outside the normal range. Dr. Burgio also identifies the special challenges of parenting twenty-first-century children, discussing topics such as sexual activity and substance abuse in children and adolescents, as well as how social media can effect social development. As a twenty-first-century parent, you must get the information you need, for a wise parent is the key to a healthy child.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
Around the globe, families are often faced with a variety of health issues, often as a result of social, political, religious, and economic forces. Health issues affect not only individual family members, but also impact family relationships and structures. Illnesses, injuries, and health problems can strike at any time, and can have long-lasting consequences for families. When a family member's health is in jeopardy, it can bring about a wide variety of dilemmas. This multidisciplinary volume addresses the impact these issues have on the family as a unit; how they impact family relationships as well as how the family as a whole responds. The chapters cover a wide range of health related topics including illness in adults and children, sexual relationships, mental health, and disability. Through the use of a wide variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives, the family scholars in this volume provide considerable insight into the ways in which families are affected by health, as well as how they adapt to and cope with health-related dilemmas.
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