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Nancy L. Galambos & Lauren A. Kotylak

In: Relationship Pathways: From Adolescence to Young Adulthood

Chapter 2: Transformations in Parent–Child Relationships from Adolescence to Adulthood

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Transformations in Parent–Child Relationships from Adolescence to Adulthood
Transformations in parent–child relationships from adolescence to adulthood
Nancy L.GalambosLauren A.Kotylak

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” This aphorism, often credited to American journalist and writer Hodding Carter (1907–1972), reflects the importance of a firm ground to stand on and connectedness to the world as well as the freedom and ability to explore and test that world if children are to develop into responsible and happy adults. These are also major themes in the extensive literature on parent–child relations. Social scientists studying family relations and child development believe that parent–child relationships characterized broadly as supportive, accepting, and warm give rise to roots at the same time that an ...

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