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The increased use of digital devices in the home for work, communication, entertainment, and information searching makes these devices attractive to young children, who learn to communicate by observing and interacting with family members. This qualitative study examined 11 Canadian and...
Autonomy-support and control: observed mother-father differences and parents' contributions to preschool social-emotional competenceDownload
In a sample of 57 two-parent families, the current study investigated: (a) mother-father differences in observed autonomy supportive and control behaviours (i.e., directives and negative, parent-centered control); and (b) mothers’ and fathers’ unique and relative contributions to children’s later...
Parent-Teacher Relationships and Preschooler Outcomes: The Importance of Parent Self-Efficacy Among Low-Income FamiliesDownload
In this quantitative study, the associations among parent-teacher relationships, parent self-efficacy (PSE), and preschooler outcomes in low-income families were explored. Specifically, the direct and indirect effects of parent-teacher relationships and PSE on children’s adaptive skills and...