Chapter 7 - CHAPTER 7 Family System Approach An approach to...

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CHAPTER 7: Family System Approach: An approach to understanding family functioning that emphasizes how each relationship within the family influences the family as a whole Dyadic Relationship: A relationship between two persons Disequilibrium: In the family systems approach, this term is used in reference to a change that requires adjustments from family members Midlife Crisis: The popular belief, largely unfounded according to research, that most people experience a crisis when they reach about age 40, involving intensive re-examination of their lives and perhaps sudden and dramatic changes if they are dissatisfied Caregiver Relationship: Between siblings, a relationship in which one sibling serves parental functions for the other Buddy Relationship: Between siblings, a relationship in which they treat each other as friends Critical Relationship: Between siblings, a relationship characterized by a high level of conflict and teasing Rival Relationship: Between siblings, a relationship in which they compete against each other and measure they success against one another Casual Relationship: Between siblings, a relationship that is not emotionally intense, in which they have little to do with one another Parenting Styles: The patterns of practices that parents exhibit in relation to their children Demandingness: The degree to which parents set down rules and expectations for behaviour and require their children to comply with them Responsiveness: The degree to which parents are sensitive to their children’s needs and express love, warmth, and concern for them Authori tative Parents: A parenting style in which parents are high in demandingness and high in responsiveness. I.e. they love their children but also set clear standards for behaviour and explain to their children the reasons for those standards Authori tarian Parents: Parenting style in which parents are high in demandingness but low in responsiveness. I.e. they require obedience from their children and punish disobedience without compromise, but show little warmth or affection toward them
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Permissive Parents: Parenting style in which parents are low in demandingness and high in responsiveness. They show love and affection toward their children but are permissive with
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