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Co parenting

Mutually supporting each other's parenting behaviors


Child-rearing styles

Are combinations of parenting behaviors that occur over a wide range of situations, creating an enduring child-rearing climate.


Authoritative child-rearing style

The most successful approach-involves high acceptance and involvement, adaptive control techniques, and appropriate autonomy granting


Authoritarian child-rearing style

Is low in acceptance and involvement, high in coercive behavioral control, and low in autonomy granting


Psychological control

In which they attempt to take advantage of children's psychological needs by intruding on and manipulating their verbal expressions, individuality, and attachments to parents


Permissive child-rearing style

Is warm and accepting, but uninvolved. Permissive parents are either overindulgent or inattentive and, thus, engage in little behavioral control.


Uninvolved child-rearing style

Combines low acceptance and involvement with little behavioral control and general indifference to issues of autonomy


Co regulation

A form of supervision in which parents exercise general oversight while letting children take charge of moment-by-moment decision making



A sense of oneself as a separate, self-governing individual


Extended-family household

In which one or more adult relatives live with the parent-child nuclear family unit, it is a vitals eaters of ethnic minority family life that has enabled many families to rear children successfully, despite severe economic deprivation and prejudice


Self-care children

Who regularly look after themselves for some period of time during after-school hours


Social systems perspective

Viewing the family as a complex set of interacting relationships influenced by the larger social context