Chapter 1 Children are Family Communicators Too.
Chapter 2 Children's Communication Development at Home.
Chapter 3 Children's Communication in Family Units and Family Relationships.
Chapter 4 Children and Family Roles & Rules.
Chapter 5 Children and Family Decisions, Problems & Conflicts.
Chapter 6 Children and Positive Communication Development at Home.
Michelle Miller-Day, Penn State University
"Childhood takes center stage as Thomas Soch and Julie Yingling address the communication competencies and needs of that family's youngest members. This long awaited text positions children's positive relational outcomes as central to a child's communication development. The authors envision the family as the first communication environment where parents prepare children to interact competently and positively across developmental stages. the text focuses special attention on diverse family forms, optimal communication environments and child communicative development through an exploration of roles, rules, conflict and decision making."
Kathleen Galvin, Northwestern University
• The volumes are designed to introduce key topics in more depth than the standard overview textbook treatment.
• This volume introduces the ways which families communicate with children, and the role that children's communication development plays in this.
• The book mirrors the organization and coverage of the overview textbooks, allowing it to be used in conjunction with broader readings as well as on specific modules.