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Wallace, Edna – Early Childhood News, 1997
Suggests effective ways to work with parents who may be permissive, busy, detached, overprotective, or negative. Recommends that child care professionals be sensitive and understanding, recognize other demands on parents' time and communicate competitively with them, use terms parents understand, accept various levels of parental involvement, be…
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Parent Participation
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Westrupp, Elizabeth M.; Mensah, Fiona K.; Giallo, Rebecca; Cooklin, Amanda; Nicholson, Jan M. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012
Objectives: The majority of children born preterm, with low birth weight, or small for gestational age are born with low-to-moderate risk (LTM), yet most research focuses on the high-risk group. Little is known about whether children with LTM perinatal risk are at greater risk for mental health problems, or what the role of early maternal…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Self Efficacy, Mental Health, Child Rearing
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Little, Linda F.; Thompson, Rock – School Counselor, 1983
Compared attitudes and behaviors of parents and teachers toward junior-high habitually truant students (N=94) and regular attenders (N=94). Data from the Little Parenting Valuing Styles Scale and Little Teacher Valuing Styles Scale suggest parents may contribute to truancy by being overprotective and overindulgent. Teachers may reject and…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Coping, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools
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Coplan, Robert J.; Arbeau, Kimberley A.; Armer, Mandana – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2008
The goal of this study was to explore the moderating role of maternal personality and parenting characteristics in the links between shyness and adjustment in kindergarten. Participants were 197 children enrolled in kindergarten programs (and their mothers and teachers). Multisource assessment was employed, including maternal ratings, behavioral…
Descriptors: Shyness, Mothers, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Chesler, Mark A.; Barbarin, Oscar A. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 1986
Interviews with 59 parents of school-age children with cancer indicated that despite missing much school their child was caught up with schoolwork, suggesting that academic difficulties are not paramount. Most parents also reported receiving substantial help from sympathetic and competent educators, although some teachers were insensitive and…
Descriptors: Cancer, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes, Special Health Problems
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Wright, Logan; And Others – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1993
Developed Vulnerable Child/Overprotecting Parent Scale to measure overprotecting versus optimal developmental stimulation tendencies for parents of physically vulnerable children. Items were administered to parents whose parenting techniques had been rated as either highly overprotective or as optimal by group of physicians and other…
Descriptors: Children, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role
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Dunlop, Rosemary; Burns, Ailsa; Bermingham, Suzanne – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2001
Explored links between self-image, family structure (divorced or intact), parent-child relations, and gender at 3 intervals over 10 years during adolescence to early adulthood. Results suggest a consistent relationship between high parental care, low overprotective control, and better self-image scores with a stronger effect among subjects from…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Divorce, Family Structure, Longitudinal Studies
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Georgiou, Stelios N. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
Background: Social learning literature is used in order to describe the contextual parameters of peer aggression, and specifically bullying and victimization. Aim: The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of maternal characteristics on their child's victimization or bullying experience at school. Sample: The participants were 252…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Socialization, Bullying, Mothers
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Sideridis, Georgios D.; Kafetsios, Konstantinos – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2008
The purpose of the present studies was to test the hypothesis that students' perceptions of parental bonding may be predictive of how individuals approach achievement situations. It was hypothesized that reports of parental overprotection would be predictive of elevated fears and subsequent stress and low achievement compared to perceived parental…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models, Failure
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Sheppy, Margarette I.; And Others – Journal of Adolescence, 1988
Tested eco-systemic approach to understanding of anorexia nervosa. Compared 30 anorexics and parents to 34 matched control subjects and parents. Found that, compared to controls, families of anorexics were less supportive, helpful, and committed to each other. Family interactions perceived by anorexics were characterized by overprotective,…
Descriptors: Anorexia Nervosa, Daughters, Ecological Factors, Fathers
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Clayer, John R.; And Others – Social Behavior and Personality, 1984
Surveyed 85 students, 72 medical patients, and 66 state employees to assess the relationships between personality dimensions and child-rearing. Results indicated that parents of extraverts were performance-oriented and stimulating, parents of high psychoticism scorers were unstimulating and unaffectionate, and parents of high neuroticism scorers…
Descriptors: Adults, Child Rearing, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Metcalf, Kaaren; Gaier, Eugene L. – Adolescence, 1987
Examined 11th and 12th graders from upward striving, overprotective, indifferent, and conflicted homes concerning their attitudes toward their parents and academic achievement. Found upward-striving patterns of parenting significantly associated with underachievement. Pressuring these adolescents aroused reactions of anger, resentment, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Child Rearing, Family Role
Little, Linda F. – 1982
Gestalt therapy respects parents' perceptions of their children and does not attempt to train parents to become therapists for their children. To examine the impact of Gestalt group psychotherapy on parents' perceptions of children identified as problematic, an experimental group of 10 parents participated in 10 2-hour Gestalt sessions. A group of…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Counseling Effectiveness, Group Therapy, Parent Attitudes
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Lagace-Seguin, Daniel G.; d'Entremont, Marc-Robert L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2006
Interactions between parenting styles and children's negative affect in the prediction of reticent, solitary-active, and rough-and-tumble play behaviours were examined. The present study involved 98 children, their mothers and their preschool teachers. Participants (53 boys and 45 girls) were a mean age of 3.83 years (standard deviation = 0.69).…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Preschool Teachers, Child Rearing, Social Development
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Macey, Terri J.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1987
Examined effects of birth of premature infant on the family system , focusing on how problems associated with premature birth place family at risk. Mothers of preterm infants felt overprotective, were unwilling to leave infants with babysitters, and perceived initial negative effect on the family. Preterm infants showed less exploratory play and…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Child Development, Family Problems, Infant Behavior
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