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Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations provides an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective on theory, research, and methodology of dynamic processes in parent-child relations. Edited by distinguished scholar Leon Kuczynski, this accessible volume is divided into six parts. Part I concerns dyadic processes in parent-child relationships and provides the conceptual grounding for the volume as a whole. Parts II and III examine the agency of the child and the agency of the parent, respectively. Part IV considers dynamics in the parent-child dyad as they are mediated by or impact on various lifespan, cultural, and ecological contexts. Part 5 addresses the methodological implications of adopting a dynamic process view of parent-child relations. Part 6 weighs future directions for theory, research, and practice. Interdisciplinary in scope, Handbook of Dynamics ...

Chapter 13: 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
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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