Table of Contents

PART 1 Understanding Families
Chapter 1 Engaging with Parents as Early Childhood Educators
Chapter 2 Defining and Describing Families
Chapter 3 Perspectives that Enhance the Understanding of Families
Chapter 4 Resilience

PART 2 Engaging with Families
Chapter 5 Understanding Parent Engagement
Chapter 6 Enhancing Parent-Staff Engagement
Chapter 7 Resolving Conflicts and Tensions

PART 3 Family Diversity
Chapter 8 Indigenous Families of Canada
Chapter 9 Culturally Diverse Families
Chapter 10 Families and Poverty
Chapter 11 Single Parent Families
Chapter 12 Divorce
Chapter 13 Blended Families
Chapter 14 Teenage Parents
Chapter 15 Adoptive and Foster Families
Chapter 16 Children with Special Needs
Chapter 17 Parents with Special Needs
Chapter 18 Gender Diverse Families
Chapter 19 Death in the Family
Chapter 20 Violence and Abuse in the Home