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By Roudi Nazarinia Roy, Walter R. Schumm, Sonya L. Britt (auth.)

Transition to Parenthood strikes past a one-study concentration and captures multidisciplinary paintings on all households making the transition to parenthood. The booklet covers societal traits, adjustments, and most significantly expectancies. concentration is usually put on how households are impacted through their atmosphere and their person individuals. Strengths and boundaries of present theories are mentioned, in addition to how the phenomenon of parenthood calls for a mixture of either macro- and micro-level theories.

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In fact this perspective would assume that couples who have completed school, established their careers, and a secure relationship would fare better of making the transition to parenthood than a couple who has become pregnant while still in the process of any of these three events. We argue that although in theory it sounds ideal to be in a situation where you are settled and ready to have children, there really is no perfect time to have a child. Yes, older adults who have established 36 2 Theoretical Perspectives careers and home lives might have additional resources when it comes to caring for their new born child, but their careers and home life may also suffer at the expense of having a child.

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