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Ross D. Parke, Colleen M. Killian, Jessica Dennis, Mary L. Flyr, David J. McDowell, Sandra Simpkins, Mina Kim & Margaret Wild

In: Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations

Chapter 13: Managing the External Environment: The Parent and Child as Active Agents in the System

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Managing the External Environment: The Parent and Child as Active Agents in the System
Managing the external environment: The parent and child as active agents in the system
Ross D.ParkeColleen M.KillianJessicaDennisMary L.FlyrDavid J.McDowellSandraSimpkinsMinaKimMargaretWild

Parents are assumed to have their major influence on their children's development through their patterns of interaction, as exemplified by child-rearing practices. In the past decade, a broader conceptualization of the role of parents has emerged, one that recognizes that parents influence their children not only through their child-rearing strategies but also in their roles as managers, organizers, facilitators, and gatekeepers of social opportunities outside the family. As we will explore in detail below, management can assume a variety of forms, and we assume that both parent and child are active agents in the ...

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