PARENTING TODAY'S CHILDREN will help you understand parenting roles, responsibilities, and challenges. Based on the latest research findings, the text addresses contemporary topics in a clear, concise, and thought-provoking manner. A developmental framework makes learning easier for you, as each chapter builds on the previous one. You'll relate to many of the timely topics (e. g., "helicopter" parents, sleep deprivation, eating disorders, teens and plastic surgery, overscheduled children, depression and suicide, social media) that are discussed throughout the book. Pedagogical features, such as key terms, learning objectives, responsive parenting cases, trending now topics, self-reflection questions, and field activities reinforce learning. Suggestions for Parents features throughout the book translate chapter material into practical ideas that you can share with parents. An appealing chapter design includes helpful visuals and material presented in an easy-to-read boxed format.