Child and Adolescent Psycology

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Child and adolescent psychology
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Children who, for many reasons are at a risk of losing their parents, or are living without their parents are exposed to discrimination and poverty. This makes them vulnerable to neglect, abuse and exploitation. Parenting can be defined as a dynamic process that depends on communication that takes place between children and their parents, families and environment. Parenting practices are vital in the development of a child, and are different for different generations. A study was conducted by (Frick, Barry, & Kamphaus, 2010), and provided the parenting practices across three different generations described in the table below.

| | Generation 1 years children were
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As a result of this discrimination, certain prestigious places and comforts, various kinds of treatment among other things were specifically made for the Whites. As a result of this, the discriminated people in America had to behave in the certain ways. During this time, many people were poor, and this forced them to practice unique kinds of parenting practices. Due to lack of resources, they could not attain formal education, leading to such activities as harsh disciplining and monitoring in order to ensure good behaviour among their children.
In Generation 3, parenting practices might have been influenced by culture. Culture influences the parenting practices in various ways. Today, expectations that parents have on the behaviour of their children are similar in different cultures. For instance, all cultures require children to be honest, do well in school, and be respectful, polite among others. Some cultures, however have additional expectations. For instance, American and Indian fathers feel that their children should have a spiritual foundation, while Asians believe that children should have self-control (Kotchick, & Forehand, 2002). Additionally, a parent’s daily activities also influence their child rearing practices.
In Generation 2, parenting activities might have been caused by demographic factors such as increase in population. As (Kotchick, & Forehand, 2002) explains, during this time, high rates of population growth were being experienced
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