for Contemporary Parenting and Parenthood: Marilyn Coleman, Distinguished Curator’s Professor Emerita, University of Missouri, and Lawrence Ganong, Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Missouri

“Parenting has become fraught with tension, insecurity, and worry. Family structure changes and increased family complexity are accelerating at a head-spinning rate, and children have changed from being family income producers to costly investments. There is no lack of parenting advice in these changing times, but much of it is either based on opinion and personal experience or filled with such excessive jargon that it is difficult for those not steeped in the same jargon to understand. Under the skilled guidance of editor Michelle Y. Janning, Contemporary Parenting and Parenthood: From News Headlines to New Research is solidly research-based but accessible to a broad audience—a true gem.”