The Handbook of Parenting brings together in a single volume much of the theoretical and empirical knowledge and aspects of professional activity within the broadly defined field of parenting. Contributions are presented from an internationally renowned group of scholars known for their work in a range of disciplines, including child and family psychology, education and family studies, providing an accessible map of the major debates in theory, research and practice in this important and exciting field. The material is presented comprehensively. It encompasses essential policy and professional issues in all the main areas of current concern from parenting in culturally divergent settings, to parenting children with special needs in areas of physical, mental, social and educational functioning, to looking at ways in which the wider community and technological advances may be able to provide parenting support. Published in a single-volume format, this handbook will prove an invaluable and essential resource. Academics, researchers, practitioners and advanced students in a host of disciplines will gain from its breadth, wealth of information and enormous insight into the principal issues related to parenting theory and practice in the 21st century. The distinctive contribution of this handbook is to present a vast body of research and other information in a manner that is usable by practitioners in a wide range of child and parental support activities.
Chapter 15: Parenting and Antisocial Behavior
Parenting and Antisocial Behavior
In line with recent evidence that the family plays a central role in the development, maintenance, and treatment of antisocial behavior, this chapter will provide an overview of those investigations that have aided in understanding this developmental process. The role of individual child and parent factors, environmental factors, and contextual variables will be discussed in the context of the impact that each has, both individually and collectively, on parenting practices during three broad stages of child development: early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.
Over the past 20 years, researchers have made substantial progress in understanding the development and treatment of antisocial behavior. They have identified a predictable developmental course (Patterson et al., 1992), showing that many factors influence the ...