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Chapter 2

PSYC23H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Parenting Styles, 18 Months, Physical Attractiveness

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David Haley

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Parent’s experiences in romantic relationships as adolescences have an impact on how their offspring’s
romance and sexuality will turn out. It shapes the adolescences romantic behaviour. adolescences
offspring’s romantic interests and activities can reawaken their parents’ romantic experiences in the
past and can change how their parenting styles can change as well. This allows individuals to understand
intergenerational transmission of parenting.
adolescences romantic relationships are described as intraindividual and peer-based phenomena.
Intraindvidual differences occur within the same person at different times and different
Independent adolescence behavior and emerging sexual interest and activity require parents to change
their perceptions of their child.
An individual’s offspring’s dating, educational choices and achievements may trigger parents to make
comparison between themselves and their offspring. It may lead for parents to have doubts and
thoughts of themselves.
Romantic relationships are normative and salient during adolescences.
By the age of 18 more than 70% of adolescents report having had a romantic relationship in the preceding
18 months. studies have demonstrated that the mean duration of relationships among 17 and 18-year-old
may be 12 months or more. By late adolescence, many adolescents have the ability to be involved in steady
romantic relationships. These stable relationships are deep, strong understanding and intimate/love, by
expressions of strong feelings, which are emotionally rewarding for both partners.
Being involved in a romantic relationship is a normative part of adolescent development. Adolescences
relationships can also lead to happiness as well as depressive, upsetting emotions. dating early or being
more involved in casual dating can become a source of stress and behavioural problems, since there are
also problems, cheating and breaking all involved with it.
quite common for adolescents to be sexually involved in non-romantic relationships with casual partners.
Among 40% of youth, loss of virginity occurs with a non-romantic partner. sexual activity may also lead to
the experience of some distress.
becoming involved in romantic relationships is an important developmental marker of adolescence. there
are romantic relationships and sexual encounters that are less integrated, more stressful, and may even
cause psychological turmoil
Aa parentsoffspring are being involved in romantic relationships and sexuality within the family may
also become a stressor towards parentis when they consider both medical and psychological risks.
Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Sexual Involvement: The Parental
Physical, pubertal, cognitive and social changes in children have an impact on parents. Adolescents tend
to look emotional independence through rebelliousness and defiance of parental rules or expectations.
This leads to the changes found in increased conflict between parents and post pubertal children (parents
may respond to their post pubertal daughters’ independence-seeking by becoming increasingly protective.
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