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Family Relations and Human Development
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FRHD 2270
Robyn Pitman

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th November 19 , 2012 Gender Identity Development - middle childhood o females more androgynous o e.g. may sew and cook but also play sports - adolescence o gender intensification  increase in traditional gender identity  increase stereotyping of attitudes and behaviour  stronger for girls and feel less free to explore th final exam December 7 @ 830 – 1030 ALEX rooms 100, 200, 259 100 multiple choice anything after Piaget - weeks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 Thursday November 29 : Exam Review class - practise exam questions Why are Families Important in Society? - Reproduction - Economics - Maintain Social Order - Socialization of Children - Providing Emotional Support Parenting and Middle Childhood - Decline in time spent with parents o Child develops independence o Spend more time with friends than family - Co-regulation o Parents’ guide and monitor from a distance  Communicate expectations with child o Children make their on decisions in their daily activities Parenting characteristics - Parenting described as general dimensions o Personality traits that are stable aspects of parental behaviour  Consistent across different situations o 2 general dimensions of parenting behaviour viewed on a spectrum  Degree of warmth and acceptance  Degree of control - Warmth o Parents who are openly warm and affectionate with their children  Involved and spend considerable time with them  Respond to emotional needs  Benefit most from warm and responsible parenting o Parents who are uninvolved with their children and sometimes even hostile toward them  Appear focused on own needs, not child’s  Little attention to emotional states o Not likely to comfort child when upset - Control o Some parents are dictatorial  Regulate every facet of child’s life o Some parents exert little or no control over children  Children do whatever they want without asking parents or worry about parents responses o Children benefit most from intermediate amount of control
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