Nonresidential Parenting

... 184 understanding of parental disputes and visitation refusal by , 119-124 Child support : award of , 75-77 awards and women , 77 different types of , 79-81 economic hardship of on nonresidential parent , 98 for female - headed ...

Author: Charlene E. Depner

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106010204813

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 218

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Contributing scholars draw from research, policy, and practice sources to identify the array of roles that nonresidential parents maya play in the lives of their children. Taking a multidimensional approach that views the family as an entity that changes over time, they also explore such issues as variation in nonresidential parenting across ethnic.

Contemporary Issues in Parenting

The Nonresidential Parent A second literature focuses on children's contact with nonresidential parents . Marital dissolution is thought to interfere with children's ability to utilize the resources of the nonresidential parent and ...

Author: Melissa J. Kane

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594543445

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 186

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Contributors including Adam C. Carle, Elena Marta, and Tak Yan Lee discuss such issues as parenting after thirty, the importance of music before birth, and the impact of marital dissolution on mothering and fathering.

Parenting from Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance

Yet, overall, children spent significantly more weeks visiting nonresident mothers than nonresident fathers. ... It is clear that having a relationship with nonresidential parents is beneficial for children's psychosocial development.

Author: Maria Rosario T. De Guzman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190265076

Category: Psychology

Page: 365

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An increasing number of families around the world are now living apart from one another, subsequently causing the defining and redefining of their relationships, roles within the family unit, and how to effectively maintain a sense of familial cohesion through distance. Edited by Maria Rosario T. de Guzman, Jill Brown, and Carolyn Pope Edwards, Parenting From Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance uniquely highlights how families--both in times of crisis and within normative cultural practices--organize and configure themselves and their parenting through physical separation. In this volume, readers are given a unique look into the lives of families around the world that are affected by separation due to a wide range of circumstances including economic migration, fosterage, divorce, military deployment, education, and orphanhood. Contributing authors from the fields of psychology, anthropology, sociology, education, and geography all delve deep into the daily realities of these families and share insight on why they live apart from one another, how families are redefined across long distances, and the impact absence has on various members within the unit. An especially timely volume, Parenting From Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance offers readers an important understanding and examination of family life in response to social change and shifts in the caregiving context.

Parenting and Child Development in Nontraditional Families

Declines in the amount of contact between nonresidential parents and their children appear to be, at least in part, attributable to difficulties in visitation arrangements that reduce or eliminate the opportunities for nonresi- dential ...

Author: Michael E. Lamb

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135683016

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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The goal of this volume is to discuss--in depth--the ways in which various "deviations" from "traditional" family styles affect childrearing practices and child development. Each of the contributors illustrates the dynamic developmental processes that characterize parenting and child development in contexts that can be deemed "nontraditional" because they do not reflect the demographic characteristics of the traditional families on which social scientists have largely focused. The contributors deal with the dynamics and possible effects of dual-career families, families with unusually involved fathers, families characterized by the occurrence of divorce, single parenthood, remarriage, poverty, adoption, reliance on nonparental childcare, ethnic membership, parents with lesbian or gay sexual orientations, as well as violent and/or neglectful parents. By doing so, the authors provide thoughtful, literate, and up-to-date accounts of a diverse array of "nontraditional" or traditionally understudied family types. All the chapters offer answers to a common question: How do these patterns of childcare affect children, their experiences, and their developmental processes? The answers to these questions are of practical importance, relevant to a growing proportion of the families and children in the United States, but also have significant implications for the understanding of developmental processes in general. As a result, the book will be of value to basic social scientists, as well as those professionals concerned with guiding and advising clients and public policy.

Family Psychology

Skills for Nonresidential Parenting Many divorced fathers complain about the difficulty of parenting as an infrequent and nonprimary parent. However, the literature is clear (Amato & Gilbreth, 1999) that positive child outcomes accrue ...

Author: William M. Pinsof

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195135572


Page: 590

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This book is the product of a multi-year initiative, sponsored by the Division of Family Psychology (43) of the American Psychological Association, the Family Institute at Northwestern University, Oxford University Press, and Northwestern University, to bring together the leading researchers in family psychology in five major areas of great social and health relevance -- good marriage, depression, divorce and remarriage, partner violence, and families and physical health. The book embodies a series of five systematically and developmentally informed mini-books or manuals, critically examining the existing research in each area and illuminating new directions for future research. The chapters in each area cover a wide range of distinct issues and diverse populations. Through a pre-publication face-to-face two-day conference, the editors invited each of the authors in each specific domain to collaborate and coordinate their chapters, creating a synergy for the development of new knowledge. Additionally, the editors encouraged the authors to step outside of their own specific research program to reflect on the unique challenges and opportunities in their research domain. The resulting book provides the next generation of theorists, researchers, and therapists with an in-depth and fresh look at what has been done and what remains to be done in each area. If you are a social scientist working in these or related areas, the book will sharpen and stimulate your research. If you are a young researcher or are contemplating entering the field of family psychology, the book lays out pathways and strategies for entering and unraveling the mysteries in each area. Lastly, if you are someone who wants to understand the state of art of research in these very relevant domains, this book takes you to the top of mountain with very best guides and provides a vista that compels and illuminates.

Marriage Divorce and Children s Adjustment

... 43 diminished parenting , 67 discipline , 95 loss of contact , 3 prevalence of problems , 67-69 See also Father contact ; Father residence ; Parents , nonresidential ; Parents , residential Parenting , nonresidential : frequency of ...

Author: Robert E. Emery

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076190252X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 164

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Emery reviews the psychological, social, economic, and legal consequences of divorce, and examines how children's risk or resilience is predicted by interparental conflict, relationships with both parents, financial strain, legal/physical custody, and other factors."--BOOK JACKET.

Out of Touch

When Parents and Children Lose Contact after Divorce Geoffrey L. Greif. Davis, M., & Emory, E. 1995. ... In C. E. Depner & J. H. Bray (Eds.), Nonresidential parenting: New vistas in family living (pp. 13-36). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Author: Geoffrey L. Greif

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195357345

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The breakdown of the family has moved in recent years to the forefront of national consciousness. All manner of social ills, from poor academic performance to teenage drug use and gang crime, have been attributed to high divorce rates and the collapse of the traditional two-parent family. Targets of particularly harsh criticism are parents who lose all contact with their children after a divorce. So-called "deadbeat dads" are denounced in political speeches and ridiculed on billboard advertisements; mothers who lose touch with their children are stigmatized as emotionally unstable or lacking maternal instincts. Everyone seems to understand the importance of children being raised by two-parent families and the damage that can occur when one parent loses contact completely. What is significantly less clear is why this loss of contact occurs and what can be done to prevent it. In Out of Touch, Geoffrey Greif explores these issues with clarity, compassion, insight, and an evenhandedness rarely encountered in an arena far more susceptible to acrimonious debate than sympathetic understanding. Setting out to find the reality beneath the catchall categorization of out-of-touch parents as deadbeats, substance abusers, child mistreaters, or criminals, Greif focuses on those parents who tried and, for a vast array of reasons, failed to maintain contact with their children. It is their voices, in a discussion dominated up till now by the custodial parent, that we most need to hear, Greif argues, if we are to uncover ways to avoid such failures in the future. Rather than offering dry statistics and abstract generalizations, Greif lets us hear these voices directly in 26 in-depth interviews with estranged parents and with children caught in the crossfire of painful divorces. Extending over a period of two to ten years, these interviews, and Greif's perceptive analyses of them, reveal the whole spectrum of logistical, emotional, and legal difficulties that keep parents and children apart. From the ordinary problems of visitation rights and child support to the more complex and troubling issues--bitter court battles, accusations of sexual abuse, domestic violence, children rejecting a parent, child kidnapping, and many others--Out of Touch vividly and often heartbreakingly presents all the ways that fathers and mothers, even with the best intentions, can lose contact with their children. But the book does more than tell the stories of failed relationships. Its concluding chapter offers a series of specific and extremely helpful suggestions for families--parents, children, grandparents--who find themselves in danger of complete estrangement. Greif outlines how families can employ support systems, communication skills, mediation, and many other strategies to overcome the most difficult obstacles that occur after a divorce. It is here that the lessons gleaned from the broken relationships of the past become invaluable advice for the future. Informed by fresh perspectives, moving personal accounts, and a clear-sighted approach to a tangled issue, Out of Touch is a timely and deeply important book about both the forces that drive parents and children apart and the understanding that can keep them together.

Handbook of Contemporary Families

The impact of mothers ' parenting , involvement by nonresidential fathers , and parental conflict on the adjustment of adolescent children . Journal of Marriage and the ... How nonresident parents spend time with absent children .

Author: Marilyn Coleman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761927131

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 622

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What has happened to marriage and families? What is the current state of families? Where are families headed? Where is family scholarship headed? As families face challenges today brought on by events that have changed their perception of the world, there is a need for a clear assessment of what has happened to families in the past and an examination of some data-based theories about what is likely to happen in the future. The Handbook of Contemporary Families explores how families have changed in the last 30 years and speculates about future trends. Editors Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence H. Ganong, along with a multidisciplinary group of contributors, critique the approaches used to study relationships and families while suggesting modern approaches for the new millennium. The Handbook looks at how changes within the contemporary family have been reflected in family law, family education, and family therapy. Features of this Handbook: Examines a diverse array of families and relationships in which people live, including chapters on alternative lifestyles, gay and lesbian relationships, economically distressed families, religion and families, racial and ethnic diversity, a feminist vision for families, older families, and the effect of computers and other technology on family relationships Includes both a historical review and future speculation on the subjects covered in each chapter Interdisciplinary contributors representing a variety of fields such as history, family studies, sociology, law, therapy, social work, psychology, nursing, and human development The Handbook of Contemporary Families is an excellent resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, educators, and practitioners who study and work with families in several disciplines, including Family Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Social Work.

Impact of Divorce Single Parenting and Stepparenting on Children

The qualityof the stepparentstepchild relationship andthe frequency of visitsfromthe nonresidential parent may be interdependent andthe nature of this interdependency may mediatechild outcomes. Frequent visits from the nonresidential ...

Author: E. Mavis Hetherington

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317760368

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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This book, a result of a conference sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, explores developmental and clinical evidence of how divorce, and the transition to single parenting and stepparenting affects children. Many of the articles collected here look at the legal measures being used to make such transitions easier for families.

Parenting Plan Evaluations

Nonresident parents' participation in nonresidential parenting in a Chinese context. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 40(3/4), 149–159. doi:10.1300/ J087v40n03_10 lopez, F. g., Melendez, M. C., & rice, K. g. (2000). Parental divorce ...

Author: Nancy Olesen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199396580

Category: Children of divorced parents

Page: 608

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More so than in any other form of forensic evaluation, mental health professionals who conduct parenting plan evaluations must have an understanding of the most current evidence in the areas of child development, optimal parenting plans across various populations, behavioral psychology, family violence, and legal issues to inform their opinions. In addition, family law judges and legal professionals require the best available evidence to support their decisions and positions. Parenting Plan Evaluations has become the go-to source for the most current empirical evidence in the field of child custody disputes. Fully updated in this Second Edition, the volume continues its focus on translating and implementing research associated with the most important topics within the family court. It presents an organized and in-depth analysis of the latest research and offers specific recommendations for applying these findings to the issues in child custody disputes. Written by international experts in the field, chapters cover the most important and complex issues that arise in family court, such as attachment and overnight timesharing with very young children, co-parenting children with chronic medical conditions and developmental disorders, domestic violence during separation and divorce, alienation, gay and lesbian co-parents, and relocation, among others. This volume assists forensic mental health professionals to proffer empirically based opinions, conclusions, and recommendations and assists family law judges and attorneys in evaluating the reliability of the information provided to the courts by mental health professionals in their reports and testimony. Not just for forensic evaluators, Parenting Plan Evaluations is a must-read for legal practitioners, family law judges and attorneys, and other professionals seeking to understand more about the science behind parenting plan evaluations.