Campus Units

Human Development and Family Studies

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-3-2009

Journal or Book Title

Encyclopedia of Human Relationships

Volume

3

First Page

1199

Last Page

1203

Abstract

One of the most important and earliest relationships is the parent-child relationship. During infancy, this relationship focuses on the parent responding to the infant's basic needs. Over time, an attachment forms between the parent and child in response to the these day-to-day interactions. During toddlerhood, parents attempt to shape their children's social behaviors. Parents play various roles for their toddlers, including acting as teacher, nurturers, and providers of guidance and affection. Throughout childhood, children become more interested in peers. However, parents continue to influence their children through their parenting styles. In addition, parents serve as providers of social opportunities, confidants, coaches, and advisors. Although this relationship evolves throughout development, the parent-child relationship still exerts considerable influence over the child.

Comments

This book chapter is from Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, 3(2009);1199-1203. DOI:10.4135/9781412958479. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Sage Knowledge

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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