Permissiveness in Child Rearing and Education: A Failed Doctrine?

Permissiveness in Child Rearing and Education: A Failed Doctrine?

By: Lakin E. Phillips (author)Paperback

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This book takes the point of view that permissiveness in child rearing is necessary and appropriate for the infant, but as the child becomes more independent and contacts the world on his/her own terms, the doctrine becomes weak and ineffectual while parental guidance and supervision becomes increasingly important. The child initially knows little or nothing of his/her world and must learn about it through loving, caring and reliable guidance and firm control. Phillips discusses the need for a 'structuring' of the child's social activity which includes an authoritative (versus authoritarian) parent/teacher style. Contents: List of Figures; Preface; Observations on Early Childhood Permissiveness; The Importance of Schedules For the Growing Child; The Social and Instructional Climate in Schools in Terms of Authoritarian, Authoritative and Permissive Factors That Impact Children; The Self-Esteem (S-E) Problem Among Children at Home and at School; Safety Factors and Permissiveness: Factors at Home, at Schools, and Among Sports; The Big Ticket Items in Child Rearing; Father's Roles and Changing Family Patterns: Effects on Children; Teaching Social Skills to Enhance Self-Esteem and Social Effectiveness; Adolescence: The Perplexing Years.

About Author

E. Lakin Phillips is Professor of Psychology Emeritus at George Washington University.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780819189790
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 134
  • ID: 9780819189790
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0819189790

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