The transition to parenthood: A guide to emotional and relational growth for new parents

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Title:
The transition to parenthood: A guide to emotional and relational growth for new parents
Author:
Laing, Lorraine Evalyn Morris, 1943-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Many experts support the need for anticipatory socialization to help new parents develop realistic expectations for the transition to parenthood. The purpose of this study was to develop a handbook to help new parents with the emotional and relational changes concurrent with the transition. Using the historical research method, the handbook was developed. Vignettes were added to illustrate the didactic material. The handbook was evaluated by new parents and professionals involved with new parent education regarding the handbook's value, clarity, length, language level, philosophy, and suggested time for distribution. Also solicited were suggestions for additions and deletions and additional comments. The conclusion was reached that the handbook seemed useful for helping new parents validate feelings and understand changes concom-itant with the transition to parenthood. Some changes in length and language will be made prior to publication. Ideas were presented for additional research and literature for the transition to parenthood.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Social Work.; Psychology, Developmental.; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Christensen, Oscar C., Jr.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe transition to parenthood: A guide to emotional and relational growth for new parentsen_US
dc.creatorLaing, Lorraine Evalyn Morris, 1943-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLaing, Lorraine Evalyn Morris, 1943-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMany experts support the need for anticipatory socialization to help new parents develop realistic expectations for the transition to parenthood. The purpose of this study was to develop a handbook to help new parents with the emotional and relational changes concurrent with the transition. Using the historical research method, the handbook was developed. Vignettes were added to illustrate the didactic material. The handbook was evaluated by new parents and professionals involved with new parent education regarding the handbook's value, clarity, length, language level, philosophy, and suggested time for distribution. Also solicited were suggestions for additions and deletions and additional comments. The conclusion was reached that the handbook seemed useful for helping new parents validate feelings and understand changes concom-itant with the transition to parenthood. Some changes in length and language will be made prior to publication. Ideas were presented for additional research and literature for the transition to parenthood.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSocial Work.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Developmental.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChristensen, Oscar C., Jr.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1340709en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26281648en_US
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