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Unformatted text preview: The father expects obedience, when this does not occur he displays his strength. The father also lacks the ability to show emotion, rather he focuses on building character. 4. The nurturant parent model focuses on the parents ability to protect children through service. In this model parents understand the intrinsic value of emotional awareness. Allowing children to develop their imaginations is also accepted. Art and the connection with the natural world are also important qualities to this model. This form of parenting is more open and allows for a better relationship between the parent and child. 5. Lakoff favors the nurturant parent model because it focuses too much on self reliance. Lakoff believes emotional interaction is necessary in order to raise a child properly. The strict father model employs too much of an empirical pathology....
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- Fall '06