'This volume is an extraordinarily rich compendium providing a diversity of perspectives on parenting. It is a comprehensive portrayal of the state of the art of our scientific and sociopolitical knowledge of virtually every facet of parenting, including cultural, biological, psychological, medical, and legal. The volume is an essential source for clinical and developmental psychologists, pediatricians, child psychiatrists, and educators.'
Dante Cicchetti - McKnight Presidential Chair, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, USA
'Morris and Mendez Smith provide an excellent comprehensive handbook that examines significant and complex dimensions of parenting science. Leading scholars skillfully discipline our body of contemporary research across these dimensions, with a particular focus on usable knowledge, to advance our understanding of parenting practice, policy, and future research.'
John Fantuzzo - Albert M. Greenfield Emeritus Professor of Human Relations, University of Pennsylvania, USA
'This comprehensive handbook on parenting, grounded in contemporary research and carefully curated and co-edited by two of the field’s well-known scholars, will be a terrific asset to scholars and students alike. The book’s contributors discuss the basics foundations of good parenting, how parenting changes and varies across stages of the child’s development, characteristics of both parents and their children that affect how parenting is expressed, and the policy and practical implications of contemporary parenting science. I recommend it highly.'
Laurence Steinberg - Distinguished University Professor, Temple University, USA