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Nuclear family: A family consisting of a husband, a wife, and their biological and/or adopted children. Emotional parentification: A situation in which children become more concerned about their parent’s emotional needs than their own. Boundary ambiguity: T he lack of clarity as to who is in and who is out of the family system that is an issue in many stepfamilies. Parent effects model: A model of parenting effects that assumes that parents cause the characteristics that we see in their children. Child effects model: A model of parenting effects that assumes that it is the characteristics of the child that determine the parenting style that the parents use. Transactional model: A model of parenting effects that assumes that influence moves from parent to child but also from child to parent in a reciprocal process. Socialization: The process by which parents, peers, and other important figures in the child’s world teach a child how to interact in appropriate ways according to the rules and norms of their society.
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