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Preacher’s Parenting Amanda Whitlow February 11, 2014 Human Behavior 321-02
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Preacher’s Parenting Introduction It is said that your family is your foundation of life because you experience your first relationships and your first forms of acquiring knowledge through them. An individual’s first contact experience with anyone outside of their family will be solely based on how they learned to interact within their family. After an individual is introduced to society outside of their family members, they then choose what values, principles, knowledge, and lessons they learned from their families, that they want to hold on to and which ones they want to depart from. These decisions can be based off of personal experience, society pressures, and sometimes even family control, but ultimately all decisions are made from that individual’s own personal choices. Psychodynamic Perspective Researches suggest that “social workers who use the psychodynamic perspective assume that current personal and interpersonal problems are the result of unresolved problems in the family of origin.” (Hutchison, 2013). When dealing with family counseling, many social workers first take the time to do a back track of the family history. This tactic is a method for finding some of the key reasons to trigger current behavior. By back tracking, social workers are able to begin to understand the real issue at hand and get to the root of them problem. Many individuals have a hard time with moving throughout life and pushing past barriers simply because they are confused about what the real barrier is that is holding them back. The psychodynamic perspective suggests that ultimately unresolved issues that occur within an individual’s family as a whole and or independently, continue to be acted out in their intimate relationships. This statement is a direct example of why the family is an individual’s first source of knowledge and development. As a parent, the individual has to understand that they become their child’s first
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Preacher’s Parenting teachers. As their sole teachers, a child is only going to know and understand how to act based on their parent’s actions. Therefore whatever they see their parents doing, they will later begin to repeat simply because they never learned any different. A primary example of this argument would be a child who is raised in an abusive home that is filled with domestic violence. If a child constantly sees their parents beating on one another, they are left to think that this is how they are supposed to interact with their spouse/ mate within their own intimate relationships. From this, a child will either be abusive, or left to be abused because they engage in relationships where this behavior is accepted. However, if a child is raised in a household where love, respect, communication, and dedication is not only talked about, but also acted out, the child will be more likely to carry these traits into his/her own intimate relationships.
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