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ERIC Number: ED261797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 42
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The Developmental Dialectical Approach to Adaptive & Maladaptive Parenting.
Pakizegi, B.
Several parenting models are discussed in addressing the following premise: we parent the way we have been parented and, thus, parents play out resolved or unresolved childhood conflicts with their children. The following parenting models and their relevant research are reviewed briefly: the psychoanalytic model (emphasizing intrapersonal and interpersonal family dynamics); the social structural model (emphasizing parents' membership in various social, cultural, or economic groups as fundamental to their childrearing practices); and the transactional model (focusing on interactions among family members). Two attempts to integrate these models are described: Bronfenbrenner's ecological model of development and Greenspan's developmental structuralist model. A developmental dialectical approach might usefully integrate the strengths of both models. Next, a hypothetical composite sketch of a maladaptive parent is introduced, and suggestions for intervention using the aforementioned models are given. Next, the main tenets of the developmental dialectical model are outlined, and their relevance to adaptive and maladaptive parenting explained, emphasizing the differences in parenting between socioeconomic classes. Finally, the case study previously presented is directly addressed from a developmental dialectical viewpoint. (DST)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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