The first section provides an overview of traditional and contemporary perspectives on parenting and moral development, including perspectives related to parenting styles, domain theory, attachment theory, and evolutionary theory. Carlo, Liable, and Walker contributed the opening chapter describing a nuanced approach to parenting and moral development. This section also includes several chapters that explore the genetic and biological influences related to parenting and moral development.
The second section of the volume explores cultural and religious approaches to parenting and moral development and contributes examples of contemporary research with diverse populations such as Muslim cultures and US Latino/as.
The last section of the volume examines recent developments and approaches to parenting, including chapters on topics such as helicopter parenting, proactive parenting, parent-child conversations and disclosure, parental discipline, and other parenting practices designed to inhibit children's antisocial and aggressive behaviors. Carlo and doctoral candidate L. Diego Conejo contributed chapter 15 on traditional and culture-specific parenting of prosociality in the U.S. Latino/as.