PARENTING_Growth_Promoting Relationship

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PARENTING: Growth-Promoting Relationship DSM-IV V61.20 Parent-child relational problem Many parents are concerned about how to raise responsible children who have high self-esteem,  demonstrate self-control, and display skills of cooperation and consideration of others. Most people believe  that we somehow know how to “parent” instinctively. Usually, this attitude results in parenting the same  way we were parented. However, it is clear that the traditional authoritarian or permissive methods of  parenting create inner conflict for most parents, and praise, punishment, and rewards do not have the  desired effects of positive relationships with children. Conflicts in the parent/child relationship can lead to  dysfunctional/abusive relationship patterns. In addition, when children are experiencing mental health  crises   requiring   therapeutic   intervention,   learning   different   ways   of   parenting   becomes   essential   to  developing positive relationships between parent and child. It is generally accepted that primary prevention  activities (e.g., parenting classes, support for new parents) produce more functional families and are cost- effective for society over the long run. ETIOLOGICAL THEORIES Psychodynamics Effective parenting is a learned skill and is not a set of instinctive behaviors. Parental roles are derived  from many factors (e.g., the family of origin, family myths and scripts, parental skills, knowledge and level  of differentiation, socioeconomic and cultural factors, and the marital relationship). Family interactional  patterns develop in a predictable pattern over time. The family rules that develop out of these patterns can  be functional or dysfunctional. Functional rules are workable and constructive, promoting the needs of all  family members. Dysfunctional rules are contradictory, self-defeating, and destructive. Biological There is a genetic plan for the growth and development of the physical body. In the same way, there is  a biological plan for intelligence that is genetically encoded within the individual and drives the child from  within. At the same time, parents provide an anxiety-conditioned view of the world that conflicts with the  child’s nature. Many of the problems of parenting are caused by people ignoring this plan of nature. When  parental expectations of child behavior are inconsistent with the reality of a developmental stage (i.e.,  bladder/bowel training) conflicts arise that may result in dysfunctional parenting. Family Dynamics
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course PNR 182 taught by Professor Toole during the Spring '10 term at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.

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