Loredana Benedetto

University of Messina

Loredana Benedetto, Ph.D., is a psychologist and professor of developmental and educational psychology at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Italy. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of typical and atypical development, parenting, educational psychology, and family-based interventions. Her current research interests are autism and developmental disabilities, caregiver burden, metacognition and childhood disorders, risk behaviors in adolescents and emerging adults, and digital parenting. She is the author of several research papers. For IntechOpen, she was co-editor (with Massimo Ingrassia) of the volumes Parenting - Empirical Advances and Intervention Resources (2018) and Parenting - Studies by an Ecocultural and Transactional Perspective (2021)

Loredana Benedetto

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Along with development, parents and children are involved in reciprocal exchanges within which both co-adapt their emerging relationships. With this transactional assumption, the eco-cultural approach stimulates researchers to study parenting from a complex perspective and to consider multiple influences shaping children’s and families’ lives. This book offers a wide, concrete eco-cultural perspective on parenting, addressing current issues such as wellbeing and emotional security, sibling relationships, vulnerable children, family-school partnerships, digital parenting, adolescence and risks, resilience in adversity, and immigration and cultural diversity. Written by researchers from all over the world, the twelve chapters in this volume testify to the strength of the plurality method for approaching parenting.

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