The Psychology of Parental Control: How Well-Meant Parenting Backfires
What is parental control? Is it positive or negative for children? What makes parents controlling with their children, even when they value supporting children's autonomy? Are there alternatives to control and how might we apply them in important domains of children's lives, such as school and sports? This book addresses these and other questions about the meaning and pred...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Psychology Press
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This book is very research-based and thus, a slightly dryer read, but incredibly fascinating nonetheless. It provides a meaty discussion on the use of control in parenting. The reader is introduced to some of the negative effects of controlling parenting strategies. If you want to learn more about cultivating intrinsic motivation in your children so that they do not have to be hedged in with rewards and punishment, then I strongly recommend this book. It makes an important contribution to this d...more