Parents with Disabilities

Exploring the topic of parents with disabilities is salient to understandings of childhood, as child–parent interactions are one of the most fundamental relationships in a child’s life. Parent–child dynamics serve as a foundation for the child when developing a sense of self as well as the way children comprehend their social world. This entry discusses several key aspects related to the topic of parents with disabilities (often also referred to as disabled parents). First, a brief history of disability and parenting is provided, followed by a short piece on the experiences of parents with disabilities, as well as insights into broader contextual factors associated with parenting dynamics of parents with disabilities. The entry concludes by providing insight into the current awareness of parents with ...

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