FSW 381 notes--Erin

FSW 381 notes--Erin - FSW 381 NOTES-Middle Ages Children's...

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FSW 381 NOTES 1/18/11 -Middle Ages: Children’s education based solely on the model of adults -Colonial America: stern discipline, children were seen as bad and evil by nature, common school movement took place - Industrial Revolution: -Calvinism: parents responsibility to determine how child turns out (parenting becomes very important), rise of urbanization -Environmentalism: break from authoritarianism, John Locke-parents choose how children turn out depending on their parenting structure, wide range of experience -Early Developmentalism: no physical punishment, positive reinforcements, different developmental stages in child’s life and parents should respond based on those stages -Early 20 th Century: more permissive form of parenting, rise of psychology in parenting, rise of the expert in child development, growth of media, some return to authoritarian parenting style (Watson), conflicting ideas, first time when children have rights in Western society -Current Trends: explaining negative things, reinforcing positive things, permissive form of parenting, huge rise in media culture *Diagram in book about Parental Role Behaviors 1/25/11 Chapter 3: Theoretical Perspectives on Parent-Child Relations -Good parents: involved, patience, educated, structure/rules, discipline, encouraging, open communication, nurturing Primary focus questions: 1. How can a family be described as a social system? 2. What major concepts describe how families function as a social system? 3. How can ecological theory assist -Family Systems Theory: complex interactions of families and the processes by which a family makes decisions, sets and achieves particular goals, and establishes rules that regulate behavior of members -Explains how families attempt to maintain stability over time and how the system responds to change, how goals are established, and what happens when it doesn’t respond to change appropriately -It recognizes that there are several subsystems operating in families based on the same principles as the larger family system -Concepts 1. Wholeness- subsystems dependent on each other. Need to study whole family instead of just one part to understand the whole picture 2. Interdependence- everybody has their own response in a family about a change. Wants to get back to a place of stability. 3. Patterns- -rules-regulate behavior and require consistent of application and changing over time of children’s aging, can be explicit (key to good communication) and implicit -roles- establish appropriate behavior for the role we occupy -communication styles -Verbal: “Your room is messy”
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-Nonverbal: “Your room is messy” with hand on hip and the tone used -Contextual: child cleans room every Saturday afternoon and parent says “your room is messy” on Sunday so there is probably going to be a consequence -Reciprocal Interaction and Feedback: every stimulus has a response or reaction Ex: child kisses infant and mom smiles -Boundaries: distinguish family systems -Who the immediate family members are and who they are not, defines relationships of
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course FSW 281 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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FSW 381 notes--Erin - FSW 381 NOTES-Middle Ages Children's...

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