Bronfenbrenner: The Social Context for Development (pp.75-87)
What are some aspects of the family that affect students in school?
Authoritative parents (listen to children, encourage independence, place limits and consequences, warmth and nuturance, etc) =children are happy, relates well with others
Authoritarian parents(strict rules, demanding, no options, punish w/no explanation)= children feel guilty or depressed
Permissive parents (few rules, inconsistent with rules, more friend than parent, loving, use bribery)=children have trouble interacting with peers
Culture also plays a role. Asian and African students do better with higher-controlling parents