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Chapter 9 - Chapter 8: Children and Parents Well being of...

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Chapter 8: Children and Parents Well being of children: -Historically One in six children lives in poverty 40% of children witness parents’ breakup 12% of teenagers (15-19yrs) become pregnant -Critics say the institution of the family is failing to provide children with what they need to become productive adults (public family) What are parents supposed to do for children? Provide the main setting where fundamental needs are met Supply most of the love, nurturing, care and trust Train children in life skills Provide guidance, support, and discipline in later life Family is the main primary source of socialization for children Its where we are first brought into the world typically, so its where we learn everything first Socialization as Support and Control: -Two broad ways in which parents socialize children: 1. Provide emotional support 2. Exercise control (over their behavior -Parents may used three different styles of parental behavior: Authoritative style : parents combine high levels of emotional support with consistent, moderate control of their children Permissive style: parents provide emotional support but exercise little control over their children Authoritarian style : parents combine low levels of emotional support with
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course SOCL 2505 taught by Professor Mecom during the Fall '06 term at LSU.

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Chapter 9 - Chapter 8: Children and Parents Well being of...

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