ERIC Number: EJ1011518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Addressing Parent-Child Conflict: Attachment-Based Interventions with Parents
Kindsvatter, Aaron; Desmond, Kimberly J.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v91 n1 p105-112 Jan 2013
This article describes the use of attachment theory to address parent-child conflict. The authors propose that parent-child conflict is attributable to the unmet attachment needs of both children and parents and that attachment insecurity results in problematic patterns of attachment in parent-child relationships. Three conversational frames are presented as a model for applying attachment theory to assist parents in resolving parent-child conflict.
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Theories, Parent Child Relationship, Conflict, Childhood Needs, Conflict Resolution, Counseling Techniques, Behavior Change
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