The transition to parenthood: A guide to emotional and relational growth for new parents
AdvisorChristensen, Oscar C., Jr.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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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.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
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