16 & 17 autonomy

Nondependency adolescent must learn to negotiate

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Unformatted text preview: people. Nondependency: Adolescent must learn to negotiate life’s struggles on his/her own so that he/she can become can separate from parents. Importance of a Close Connection Development of emotional autonomy has different effects depending on how the parent teen relationship is. Adolescents who are becoming emotional autonomous but have a distant relationship with their parents suffer from psychological maladjustment. Development of Emotional Autonomy Emotional 10 What triggers individuation? What Puberty Catalyst: Changes in teen’s Puberty appearance provoke changes in how teen views self and how parents view teen. This alters parent-adolescent interactions This Social-cognitive development stimulates Social-cognitive movement toward individuation: movement Better understanding of themselves and Better their parents their 11 Development of Emotional Autonomy Emotional Emotional Autonomy and Emotional Parenting Practices Parenting Healthy individuation and Healthy positive mental health are fostered by close, not distant, family relationships family Psychological Control: Parents Psychological that are emotionally close to the point of control will have teens that have a hard time gaining autonomy. autonomy. Enabling vs. Constraining Joseph Allen’s Research: Enabling: Accept their teens but at the same time will state their own ideas through questioning, explanations, and tolerance of differences in opinion. Constraining: Difficulty accepting teens individuality and deal with signs of independent thinking with distracting, judgmental, and devaluing comments. Teens raised by more enabling parents are more individuated and have better identity development and social competence. Authoritative Parenting and Emotional Autonomy Authoritative parents communicate warmth and concern for their children, but also facilitate the adolescent’s need to explore and seek autonomy. Because there tends to be a degree of give-and-take as well as open communication, parenting practices can be altered to facilitate the adolescent’s specific needs. Aut...
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