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Family systems theory is...
The view that the family is an integrated network of factors that work together to influence a child's development.
Birth order is...
A child's position in the sequence of children whithin a family, such as firstborn, later born, or only child.
Warmth versus hostility is...
The key dimension of emotional tone used to describe family interactions.
An aspect of parent child interaction; a responsive parent is sensitive to the child's cues and reacts appropriately f, following the child's lead.
Mirror neurons are...
Specialized cells in the cerebral cortex that simulate the behavior and emotions of others.
Permissive style is...
One of the 3 parenting styles described by Baumrind, characterized by high levels of nurturance and low levels of control, maturity demands, and communication.
Authoritarian style is...
One of the 3 parental styles described by Baumrind, characterized by high levels of control and maturity demands and low levels of nurturance and communication.
Authoritative style is...
One of the 3 parental styles described by Baumrind, characterized by high levels of control, nurturance, maturity demands, and communication.
Neglecting style is...
A fourth parenting style suggested by Maccoby and Martin, involving low levels of both acceptance and control.
Family structure is...
The configuration of individuals in a child's household.
Blended family is...
A family that is established when a single parent marries a nonparent or parent.
Extended family is...
A family structure that includes parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and so on.
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