Digest of terms

parenting

this refers to the whole process of child-rearing, including the part both of birth parents and other participants from a wider family or designated professional helpers. Their contribution to the moral education of children is extensively researched, and can be legitimately extended into adolescent and even adult years. It is educationally desirable that those involved in parenting understand the different contributory effects which any one of its predominating forms can have. Thus, permissive parenting is associated with lack of boundary-sense on the part of the child. Over-prescriptive ruling is linked to the slow development of self-critical awareness and unqualified negative rejection of authority.

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