Child Rearing, Personality Development and Deviant Behavior is an introduction to parental child-rearing practices and their influence on children's personality formation and behavior. It examines such matters as divorce, single-parent families, and alternative living arrangements to the nuclear family.
Basic aspects of child rearing and how these can affect child personality development and behavior, including three forms of deviancy, are discussed.
This book is essential reading for those interested in the issues surrounding children, childhood and child-rearing practice in today's complex world. This is an ideal introductory-level text for courses in the area of child development, socialization and the family.