Child Development by Neil J. Salkind

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Register, Cheri. Are Those Your Kids? American Families with Children Adopted from Other Countries. New York: Free Press, 1991. Reitz, Miriam, and Kenneth W. Watson. Adoption and the Family System. New York: Guilford Press, 1992. Sachdev, Paul. Unlocking the Adoption Files. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1989. Schulman, Irving, guest ed. ‘‘Adoption’’ (special issue). Future of Children 3, no. 1 (1993). David M. Brodzinsky AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN African-American children are individuals under the age of eighteen who include among their ancestors individuals who were forcibly brought from African countries to the Americas as slaves beginning in the early 1600s.

That is, because of its commonplaceness in African-American culture, spanking may coexist with high levels of warmth to a greater extent in African-American households than in European-American households. AfricanAmerican parents also may be less likely to administer spanking in an impulsive or excessively harsh, punitive manner. There is some preliminary support for these claims, but more rigorous evaluation of them is needed. In any case, existing research underscores how critically important it is that parental strictness not be equated with punitiveness and a cold emotional style.

Schechter, and Robin M. Henig. Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self. New York: Doubleday, 1992. , and Ruth G. McRoy. Openness in Adoption: Exploring Family Connections. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998. Melina, Lois R. Raising the Adopted Child. New York: HarperCollins, 1998. Register, Cheri. Are Those Your Kids? American Families with Children Adopted from Other Countries. New York: Free Press, 1991. Reitz, Miriam, and Kenneth W. Watson. Adoption and the Family System. New York: Guilford Press, 1992.

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