Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Loredana Benedetto

University of Messina


Massimo Ingrassia

University of Messina


Parenting Constructs Biological Factors Child Development Adolescence Family Transformations Infancy School Involvement Observation Coding Disability Illness Evidence-based Programs Parent Education

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About the book

In this book project, the aim of Editors will be to review contemporary trends in parenting studies that match empirical research and evidence-based interventions for promoting children’s and parents’ well-being.

This volume is a proposal for researchers around the world to present their original theoretical, empirical and/or applied for work about “Parenting”.

Some topics are: theoretical evolution of the parenting key constructs; families well-being from a cultural and cross-cultural perspective; contemporary biological, genetic, and neuroscience trends linked to parenting; reproductive parenting and transition to parenthood; parenting in lifespan perspective and across generations; parenting and children’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development; assuring support and working with parents; parenting in the promotion of children’s safety and health; parenting and resilience to illness; parenting in adverse situations; parenting and family transformations; same-gender families; parenting and education in the digital contexts; tools for assessing parenting; methods for promoting high-quality parent-child relationships; empirically-based interventions in educational, clinical, and health settings.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 9th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: October 30th 2019

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: December 29th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 18th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 17th 2020

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About the editor

Loredana Benedetto

University of Messina

Loredana Benedetto, PsyD, PhD, is an associate professor of Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Italy. She teaches graduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of typical and atypical development, parent-child relationships, educational psychology, and family-based interventions. She was a scientific consultant for several intervention projects supporting families of disabled or behaviorally disrupted children. Her text Parent Training, after 10 reprints, was recently updated with a revised edition (Rome, Carocci, 2017) presenting approach and empirically based strategies for parent training programs. Dr. Benedetto is the author or coauthor of articles in the field of her main research interests: parenting and parenting assessment, parental cognition, developmental disabilities and family adjustment, pediatric palliative care and family resilience, and parent education.

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