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Paquette, Daniel; Dumont, Caroline – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
The activation relationship theory, primarily focused on parental stimulation of risk-taking along with parental control during exploration, predicts that boys will be activated more than girls by their fathers. This theory may explain why fathers engage in rough-and-tumble play (RTP) with children more frequently than mothers, especially with…
Descriptors: Play, Attachment Behavior, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Paquette, Daniel; Bigras, Marc – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
Initial validation data are presented for the Risky Situation (RS), a 20-minute observational procedure designed to assess the father-child activation relationship with children aged 12-18 months. The coding grid, which is simple and easy to use, allows parent-child dyads to be classified into three categories and provides an activation score. By…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Fathers, Risk, Validity