Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Parenting Life NowFirst Edition!

With its conversational tone and blend of theory and application, Parenting Life Now offers an informative and practical introduction to the study of parenting, rearing, and educating children. Authors Kelly J. Welch and Victor William Harris illustrate the ways in which parents, and professionals who work with parents—from teachers and healthcare providers, to therapists, sociologists and childcare providers—can implement best practices to provide effective, quality education and care. Comprehensive and up-to-date with the latest research, this text engages students through a balanced, integrated approach from the disciplines of early childhood education, human development, and family science.

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We gratefully acknowledge Kelly Jean Welch and Victor Harris for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Integra Software Services, Inc. for developing the resources on this site.