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Feminism, childcare, and family mental health:
have women been misled by equality feminism?

by Peter S. Cook
Extended references and bibliography

[Note: To obtain a shorter list of references, those with an asterisk (*) may be used. In this case a fuller list may be obtainable from the website of The Natural Child Project, or on request.]

American Academy of Pediatrics Workgroup on Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics 1997, 100:1035-1039. http://www.aap.org/policy/re9729.html leading to http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics%3b100/6/1035

American Psychological Association. Publications Manual. Washington DC: American Psychological Association, 1995. (See section "Bias" on mothering).

*Belsky J. Developmental risks (still) associated with early child care. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2001; 42: 845-860.

*Belsky J. Quantity Counts: Amount of child care and children's socioemotional development. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2002; 23, 167-170.

Belsky J. Quantity counts in child care. Press Statement, March 2003, prepared in relation to publication in Child Development of the NICHD Early Child Care Research Network: Does amount of time spent in child care predict socioemotional adjustment during the transition to kindergarten? Child Development, in press

Belsky J. The dangers of day care. Editorial, The Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2003 (Originally entitled by Belsky "The Politicized Science of Day Care").

*Breazeale T.E. Attachment parenting: a practical approach for the reduction of attachment disorders and the promotion of emotionally secure children. Thesis submitted to the faculty of Bethel College for the degree of Master of Education, 2001. http://www.visi.com/~jlb/thesis/attachment.html

Breazeale T.E. Co-sleeping. In Breazeale T.E., 2001.

*Cook PS. Childrearing, culture and mental health: exploring an ethological-evolutionary perspective in child psychiatry and preventive mental health, with particular reference to two contrasting approaches to early childrearing. Med J Aust 1978; Spec Suppl 2: 3-14. http://www.naturalchild.org/peter_cook/childrearing.html

*Cook PS. Early Child Care -- Infants and Nations at Risk. Melbourne: News Weekly Books, 1997: 26-31, 76-89, 154-158, 182-190. (Revised reprint, 1997, with postscript has outline of NICHD studies to May 1997, covering early attachment.) Chapter 1 is on http://www.naturalchild.org/peter_cook/ecc_ch1.html

*Cook P.S. Rethinking the early child care agenda. Medical Journal of Australia 1999; 170: 29-31.
http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/jan4/cook/cook.html

Letters in reply to Rethinking the early child care agenda. Medical Journal of Australia 1999; 171: August 2, 1999. http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/171_3_020899/letter/letter.html

*Cook Peter. Home truths absent in early childcare debate: we need parent-friendly options. The Australian 1999 March 24, Sydney. Also: The role of myth in childcare policy. Letter, The Australian 1999, April 14. Sydney. http://www.naturalchild.org/peter_cook/home_truths.html

Egeland B, & Erickson M. F. Findings from the parent-child project and implications for early intervention. Zero to Three, 1999: Nov-Dec 3-10.

Freeman D. The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead: an Historical Analysis of her Samoan Researches. Boulder, Colo: Westview, 1998. (But see the revised 1999 paperback edition for final confirmation published by Mead herself in 1931, referencing the "largely misconceived" statement in para 3 above). For a summary/review of this book contact .

Friedan B. The Feminine Mystique. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963.

Friedan B. The Second Stage. New York: Summit Books, Simon & Schuster, 1981.

Greer G. The Whole Woman. Milson's Point, New South Wales: Transworld, Doubleday, 2001: 3, 205, 307.

Krauthammer C. Motherhood missed: I was desperate for a baby and have the medical bills to prove it. The Washington Post 2000: May 12, A47, (citing Greer on her unborn babies). Also reprinted on www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/krauthammer051500

*Leach P. Infant care from infants' viewpoint: the views of some professionals. Early Dev. Parenting 1997; 6: 47-58. A summary of this study is presented in Cook P.S. Early Child Care Infants and Nations at Risk: 54-57.

*Mortensen EL et al. The association between duration of breastfeeding and adult intelligence. Journal of the American Medical Association 2002; 287: 2365-2371. May 8.

NICHD Early Child Care Research Network. Child care and mother-child interaction in the first 3 years of life. Developmental Psychology 2002; 35: 1399-1413.

NICHD Early Child Care Research Network. Early child care and children's development prior to school entry. American Educational Research Journal 2002; 39: 133-164.

*NICHD Early Child Care Research Network. Does quality of child care affect child outcomes at age 4 ? Developmental Psychology 2003; 39: 581-593.

*NICHD Early Child Care Research Network. Does amount of time spent in child care predict socioemotional adjustment during the transition to kindergarten? Child Development 2003; 74: 976-1005.

Roisman, G., Sroufe, L. A., Madsen, S., & Collins, W. A. The coherence of dyadic behavior across parent-child and romantic relationships as mediated by the internalized representation of experience. Attachment and Human Development 2001; 3:156-172.

Sroufe, L. A., Egeland, B., & Carlson, E. One social world: The integrated development of parent-child and peer relationships. In Collins W A, Laursen B, editors. Relationships as developmental context: The 30th Minnesota symposium on child psychology. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. 1999:241-262.

Sroufe LA, Carlson E, Levy A, Egeland B. Implications of attachment theory for developmental psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology 1999; 11: 1-13.

Sroufe L. A. Early relationships and the development of children. Infant Mental Health Journal 2000;21: 67-74.

Sroufe L. A. From infant attachment to adolescent autonomy: longitudinal data on the role of parents in development. In: Borkowski J, Ramey S, Bristol-Power M. editors. Parenting and your child's world. Hillsdale NJ, Erlbaum 2001: 187-202.

*Tooley, J. The Miseducation of Women. London, Continuum 2002: 45, 51, 64, 86.

Waters E, Merrick S, Treboux D, Crowell J, Albersheim L. Attachment stability in infancy and early adulthood: a 20-year longitudinal study. Child Development 2000; 71: 684-689.

Waters E, Merrick S, Treboux D, Crowell J, Albersheim L. Attachment stability in infancy and early adulthood: A 20-year longitudinal study. Child Development 2000; 71: 684-689.

*WHO/UNICEF. On the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. Innocenti Declaration. Florence, Italy, 1990, 1 August. See http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/policy-innocenti.htm

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