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In: Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations

Chapter 10: Meta-Parenting in the Journey of Child Rearing: A Cognitive Mechanism for Change

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Meta-Parenting in the Journey of Child Rearing: A Cognitive Mechanism for Change
Meta-parenting in the journey of child rearing: A cognitive mechanism for change
George W.HoldenCarol KozakHawk

Although it is commonly known that the single most fundamental issue in developmental psychology is the dynamic between continuity and change in children (e.g., Cairns, 1979; Maccoby, 1984), it is less well recognized that this is also an essential issue in the study of parenting (Holden & Miller, 1999). Continuity and change in child rearing are central issues for understanding both ongoing parent-child relationships and how parents may affect their children's development. Furthermore, the ability to modify parental behavior has important implications for interventions into many types of social problems, ranging from child maltreatment to health, school, and conduct problems ...

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