E102 Week 9 Parenting and Families (DIANA BAUMRIND (1967) (Authoritative,…
E102 Week 9 Parenting and Families
Chapter 5 Sue McKeogh
trial and error
nuclear seen as best
tv programmes - super nanny etc
Truby King- regimes (1858-1938)
Spock (1902-1998- instinct
for the sake of this chapter we are assuming 'normal' family where 'someone' cares for the child
how we parent
influences childs development and the adult they become
based on how we were parented (some mimic some avoid)
influences how a child copes
society/ culture we are part of
blended / reconstructed/ step
as said in ch4 in recent years its of change and diversity emerging (more same sex, lone/single, working mothers etc)
child's interpretation of their 'family' can differ even from their sibling's perspective (p100)
any person with responsibility for that child
anyone who cares for a ch
'home responsibility on a day to day basis'
what is a....
contrasting communities and cultures
western families acknowledged as being 'fluid' and 'diverse'
fine as long as child cared for
peoples views and expectations; nuclear best, mothers working!?, divorce.
Tiger Mother p.109
day to day mostly mothers
father role has changed & expanded
EU working towards paternal rights but long way to go
parent craft encouraged men
can mean too many conflicting messages on discipline & expectation, both want to be the favourite, step p's want to be a friend,
DIANA BAUMRIND (1967)
100 pre school children& their parents
not considering child
result- unhappy, withdrawn, likely to rebel.
balance of the 2
acknowledged as best in UK . Inline with DfE, 2012 but would not be another cultures 'ideal' Tiger mother (p109)
clear with expectations but not punitive
listens to child (agency)
self esteem, confident, outgoing, balanced
gives a 'can do attitude' (p.109)
(Maccoby & Martin, 1983 cited in McKeogh p.106)
outcomes could be positive -( socially outgoing and responsible)
and/or negative (spoilt? insecure ? no responsibility);
see p.107 for diagram
indirect influences such as a child's personality means we temper our parenting accordingly
does a child push boundaries? keep them on a leash
sensible= allow freedom
Social learning theory
based in behaviourism - reward etc
also interested in society's influence
'positive parenting interventions'
activity 1- Netmums v parenting Scotland
activity 2 - 'good enough' parenting
parent classes- apparently stigma attached?