1st to study the emotional aspect of human development. emphasized on spending time with the child in the first few years of a childs life, early life experiences in personality development, unconscious motivation
believed people experience 8 life conflicts in life. 1. trust or mistrust, 2. time of shame or doubt, 3. initiative vs. guilt
child lacks knowledge, child development is due to the age stage, child acts in an unfulfilled need, childs behavior is due to environment
greater verbal abilities, show faster early language development, more fearful, more effective senders of emotional information
greater visual/ spatial abilities, more developmental problems, in adolescence better in mathematical reasoning, more physically active, show more physical aggression, less compliant to demands of authority figures, greater risk takers
no difference between girls/ boys
social, analytical, have more achievement motivation
sacred duty of parents
rear children in love and righteousness, provide for physical and spiritual needs, teaxh them to love and serve, observe the commandments of good and be good law-abiding citizens
children are entitled to
birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity
correction ( smallest part), teaching, parent/child relationship, good husband/ wife relationship, personal way of being
coercion comes with a cost
diminishing of children's abilities to learn how to regulate their own behavior from within, social and communication competencies, children externalizing behavior
traditions are a source of
strength, identity, connection between generations, allow families to examine themselves and thier customs, faith and meaning
view parents in the role of supporting rather than forcing development, grandparents may be primary caregivers, other adults in child's life is the disciplinarian- parents have enjoyable relationships with child, self -reliance is stressed, not overly concerned with development milestones, children do not ask parental permission to engage in daily tasks.
strongly concerned about maintaining culture and language, strong identification w/ family, parent-child relationship is more important than marital, fathers rarely are seen as head of household, mothers give primary care to children and the household.
parents tend more to restrictiveness and immediate compliance, power assertive, use physical punishment, utilize informal support networks, spend large amounts of time with relatives and friends, other african-american adults other than family feel a responsibility to parent guide children in community- leading to informal adoption
asian- american families
fathers stongest bond is often to his mom, men are usually the financial provider and disciplinarian, women are charged with child-rearing responsibilities and maintain close relations with child, strongest family bond is between mom and son, son takes care of younger sibilings
cowan and cowan's list of practical tips
share expectations, make time to talk to each other, when conflict arises discuss one problem at a time, don't ignore intimacy, take advantage of reality checks w/ friends, work to find the delicate balance
4 components of infant care giving
nurturant, material, social, didactic
meeting the physical requirements of the infant.
providing for and organizing the infant's physical world, including toys, stimulation, and limits on physical freedom.
expressing a variety of visual, verbal, affective, and physical behaviors and participating in interpersonal exchanges.
stimulating infants to engage and understand the environment
zone of proximal development
the distance between the child's actual development and the child's potential development
effective adult support as children work on tasks that teach culturally valued concepts and skills. 1. by adjusting the task so demands on the child at any given moment are appropriately challenging 2. tailoring the degree of adult intervention to the child's current learning needs.
combating the myth
"parents don't matter"- but parents really do matter
benefits to having a father in the home
core aspects of children's stability, self-confidence, self-regulation, and self-identities, provide daughters with stable relationship with non-exploitive adult male who loves them,
comparison between genetically related verses adoptive relatives and genetically related individuals reared apart- studies suggest that there may be significant genetic influence for externalizing problems
which things will see you through? (removing barriers article)
persistent faith in the savior and obedience will see you through hardships to greater blessings
family system= suggests that relationships have considerable continuity over time. family life-cycle= assumes that families, like individuals have predictable stages they go through
decline in marriage satisfaction
after the honeymoon
stage of marriage crucial to developing satisfying relationship
first few months and years
Sparing the rod
Failing to discipline and spoiling child
Mechanistic view and example
A theory that chooses one side or the other. Example: Behaviorism is on the nurture side
Organismic approach and example
A view modeled on living systems such as plants or animals rather than machines. Example: Children need nourishment and care like plants
How authoritative parents find answers to parenting concerns.
Heavenly Father gives us a perfect example, commandments, outlines limits and boundries, and warmth and support.
3 sections of authoritative child-rearing.
Connection, autonomy granting, and regulation.
Philisophical view that people are innately evil vs. LDS
LDS perspective is that little children are alive in Christ and every spirit of man was innocent in the beginning.
Blank slate/tabula rasa philisophical view vs. LDS
LDS perspective is that individuals have agency to choose their own destiny.
Philisophical view that children are innately good vs. LDS
LDS perspective is that every individual has a divine nature, destiny, and spiritual gifts. Parents have the responsibility to teach their children right from wrong.
Thomas and Chess (The Nature Part of Nurture)
Children actively seek out experiences that provide a good "fit" with their temperamental predispositions. or children passively fit in
Brigham Young and parenting quote
study each child and parent them according to individual differences.
observational learning (bandora)
imitating what we learn- watching others
contextual view and example
views children as active entities whose developmental paths represent a continuous dynamic interplay between internal and external influences. (nature and nurture)
the more the child goes against culture norms the more the parents are authoritarian
vygotsky's collaborative learning
children of same age learning hands on together
how to promote autonomy and connection
clear limits with prompt follow through, redirection and offering alternative strategies, planning and predisposing, restitution in rehearsal, imposing consequences, communicating positively