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By Betty N. Gordon, Carolyn S. Schroeder

Univ. of Kansas, Kansas urban. provides an outline of fit improvement from infancy to preadolescence. utilizing a step by step strategy, textual content covers the psychopathology of hazards and protecting components, the transparent formula of remedies and targets, and directions for perform. comprises case experiences. Written for clinicians and others operating with youngsters. earlier variation: c1991.

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The influence of the developmental histories of parents, especially their own parenting histories, on parenting styles is demonstrated most clearly in studies of abusive parents. These show that parents who were mistreated during childhood are more likely than nonmistreated parents to mistreat their own children (Belsky, 1984). But the influence of parenting history has also been demonstrated for “normal” parents (Rodriguez & Sutherland, 1999). Parenting history may have a direct effect on current parenting behavior through modeling (we treat our children as we were treated by our parents) or inverse model- 22 I.

Patterson (1992, 1997) has concluded that these children do not exhibit significant problems in their psychosexual development. They are happy with the sex to which they belong; they have no wish to be members of the opposite sex; and their interests in and preferences for activities are no different from those of other children. Furthermore, there is no evidence that the number of children raised by gay or lesbian parents who as adults identify themselves as homosexual exceeds that expected in the population at large.

Later, parents or other caregivers promote regulation through their interactive styles, such as responsive and contingent versus insensitive, cooperative versus intrusive or controlling, reciprocal versus unilateral, supportive versus overprotective, and accepting versus neglecting (Calkins, 1994; Kochanska, 1995). Moreover, they directly teach regulation by modeling, disciplining, and reinforcing their children (Calkins, 1994; Denham, Mitchell-Copeland, Strandberg, Auerbach, & Blair, 1997). , reasoning) elicits the optimal level of arousal in children, allowing them to attend to and process parental messages.

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