Child Rearing Practices

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Parenting Practices that Help Promote the Development of Positive Social Behavior Among Preschool Children within the Family. MARIA PERLITA EMBUSCADO DE LEON MA Psychology (May 2010) Department of Psychology This research used data from fifteen 2-parent families residing in a community located in Dalandanan, Valenzuela City, with at least two children and one of whom is between the ages 3 to 6 years. Seven of these families are dual-earner and the remaining eight are single-earner with only husbands as breadwinners. The research locale is an urbanizing area that is transitioning from agricultural to industrial source of livelihood. The particular focus of this research include (1) to identify the behaviors which parents define…show more content…
Meanwhile, social networks, work environment and media, school and church were among social groups and institutions which affected the parents most in their childrearing practices. For both single- and dual-earner mothers and fathers of these parents, the school, through the teacher, and the media serve as sources of information for proper childcare and nurturance. Parents in dual-earner families find their social networks as support system in providing childcare and as agent in mediating parental stress brought about by employment. Fathers in both income groups and mothers in dual-earner families recognized employment not only as a source of bread and butter but also a factor that indirectly affects the parent -child relationship. There were also certain socialization patterns within the family system that may either promote or hamper the development of prosocial behaviors among preschool children upon analysis of the observed behaviors between the parent-child dyads based on molar activities, interpersonal structures, roles, communication patterns, and parental patterns of behaviors. Molar activities common to both single- and dual-earner families and these are eating together, sharing stories to each other, watching television and studying together, playing with each
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