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Fu, Yao; Law, Yik Wa – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
In China, 61 million children are left behind in rural areas suffering from prolonged parent-child separation when their parents migrate for work. Meaning-focused coping is known to play a positive role in adaptation, particularly during persistent adversity, but little is known about how adolescents make meaning during prolonged parent-child…
Descriptors: Coping, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Migration
Hines, Elesia N.; Thompson, Shannon L.; Moore, Michelle B.; Dickson, Amy B.; Callahan, Kristen L. – ZERO TO THREE, 2020
Decades of research and clinical observations have demonstrated the harmful effects of parent-child separation on children's short- and long-term well-being (Society for Research in Child Development, 2018). Young children may be separated from their parents due to a variety of circumstances. This article provides recommendations for the…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Young Children
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Manning, Suzanne – Early Childhood Folio, 2019
The draft early learning strategic plan "He Taonga Te Tamaiti/Every Child a Taonga" (Ministry of Education, 2018) has a goal to improve quality by regulating for 100% teachers in teacher-led services. This proposal assumes a distinct separation between teachers and parents, and between services employing professional teachers and those…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Qualifications, Parents as Teachers
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Greenfield, Patricia M.; Espinoza, Guadalupe; Monterroza-Brugger, Maritza; Ruedas-Gracia, Nidia; Manago, Adriana M. – School Community Journal, 2020
The goal of this project was to reduce parent-child conflict and promote intergenerational harmony among Central American families who had experienced long-term parent-child separations in the immigration process. Through combining intensive case study of six families with experimental design, we show how a series of four workshops for immigrant…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Immigration, Conflict, Adolescents
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Jager, Justin; Yuen, Cynthia X.; Putnick, Diane L.; Hendricks, Charlene; Bornstein, Marc H. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
Most research exploring the interplay between context and adolescent separation and detachment has focused on the family; in contrast, this investigation directs its attention outside of the family to peers. Utilizing a latent variable approach for modeling interactions and incorporating reports of behavioral adjustment from 14-year-old…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Peer Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Behavior Problems
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Peleg, Ora; Miller, Paul; Yitzhak, Meital – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
The current study examined the relationship between separation anxiety in adolescents after their transition to middle school, on the one hand, and differentiation of self and separation anxiety in their parents, on the other hand. The sample included 88 adolescents from northern Israel, together with their biological parents. Adolescents'…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Parent Child Relationship, Separation Anxiety, Mothers
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Jovanovic, Jessie – Child Care in Practice, 2011
The goal of this small-scale study was to investigate how parental separation behaviours affect the transitional behaviour of infants aged 6-18 months. Thirty parent-infant pairs were observed during the separation process across three metropolitan childcare centres in Adelaide, South Australia. Observed interactions with both their infants and…
Descriptors: Proximity, Caregivers, Infants, Parents
Witten, Molly Romer – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
The recent headlines about parent and child separation at the U.S. border has raised concern about the impact of such experiences on young children. In this article, the author provides the children's perspective of parental separation and loss and their experience of mourning during infancy and early childhood. Three vignettes illustrate how…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Child Relationship, Public Policy, Trauma
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Lu, Yao; He, Qian; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Child Development, 2020
Although many immigrant children to the United States arrive with their parents, a notable proportion are first separated and later reunited with their parents. How do the experiences of separation and reunification shape the well-being of immigrant children? Data were from a national survey of legal adult immigrants and their families, the New…
Descriptors: Children, Child Development, Separation Anxiety, Parent Child Relationship
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Nystad, K.; Drugli, M. B.; Lydersen, S.; Lekhal, R.; Buøen, E. S. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
In toddlers, the transition from home to childcare might elicit high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Measuring cortisol may give an indicator for children's experience and hence, may help improve this transition. We applied linear mixed model analyses to investigate the cortisol levels of 119 toddlers during their transition to childcare…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Stress Variables, Separation Anxiety, Attachment Behavior
Osofsky, Joy D. – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
Adults need to recognize and understand the importance of the parent-child relationship in supporting infants and young children who are exposed to traumatic events. All children need the support, security, and safety that come with a consistent, emotionally available relationship. For young children who have a more limited understanding and…
Descriptors: Trauma, Parent Child Relationship, Coping, Infants
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Bifulco, Antonia; Jacobs, C.; Oskis, A.; Bunn, A.; Spence, R. – Educational & Child Psychology, 2021
Background: Childhood familial trauma is a major contributor to psychological disorder. One of its key impacts is insecure attachment style, which impedes the development of close relationships. Trauma-related vulnerability is important to assess in primary school but there is a gap in age-appropriate measurement tools. This paper outlines the…
Descriptors: Trauma, Attachment Behavior, Depression (Psychology), Test Validity
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Birnbaum, Rachel; Saini, Michael – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2013
This article explores a scoping review of qualitative studies about children's experiences and feelings during times of parental separation. The purpose of the review was to explore children's feelings and attitudes about their parents' separation and how their voices are heard during times of parental separation. The scoping review examined 44…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Family Structure, Childhood Attitudes, Attitude Measures
Garcia, Angela – Communique, 2018
With the increase in immigration to the United States, there is a great need for psychological services that are "culturally sensitive and responsive to the needs of immigrant students" by school psychologists (National Association of School Psychologists, 2015). A report by Child Trends (Murphey, 2016) indicated that more than 127,000…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Children, Stress Variables, Stress Management
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Koepke, Sabrina; Denissen, Jaap J. A. – Developmental Review, 2012
Identity development and separation-individuation in parent-child relationships are widely perceived as related tasks of psychosocial maturation. However, a dynamic, developmental perspective that explains how intra-personal change in identity evolves from transactions between parents and children is not sufficiently represented in the literature.…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Adolescents, Self Concept, Parent Child Relationship
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