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by: Kayla Ferranto

Family FS 315

Kayla Ferranto
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Adolescent Development in the Family
Giovanna Eisberg
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kayla Ferranto on Sunday March 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FS 315 at University of New Mexico taught by Giovanna Eisberg in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 282 views.


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Date Created: 03/06/16
Is there emotional distance between teens and parents? Very little emotional distance between parents and adolescents ( unlike stereotypes) Most teens - Feel close to parents - Respect parents judgment - Feel loved by parents - Respect parents as individuals 20% of American teenagers say their top concern is not having enough time with parents Is there a generation gap? Popular advice for parents of teens - Emphasizes non-normative development, stereotypes of strained relationships - Self-fulfilling prophecy In reality, parents and teens have similar beliefs after core values ( religion, work, education) - However, differences in opinions for matters of personal taste ( style of dress, music preferences, leisure activities) What do parents and teens fight about? - mundane issue ( curfew, leisure time activities, clothing , cleanliness of their rooms) Disagreements stems from different perspectives on issues and violations of expectations Changes in Family Relationships: The parents Parents of adolescents - Increased concern about bodies, physical attractiveness, and sexual appeal - Midlife crisis most are in the 40s - Beginning to feel that the possibilities for change are limited - Occupational plateau Mental health parents Adolescents rarely rebel - Accept parents' when they agree that the issue is a moral one - Cheating on a test Less inclined to accept their parents authority when they view the issue as personal What to wear to a party Adolescents make distinctions between - Rules that they think their parents have a right to make - Rules that they think are out of bonds Changes in family relationships: Family needs - Changes in the family as a whole unit - Changes in economic circumstances - Large anticipated expenditures - Parents belong to sandwich generation - Changes in family's relationship to other social institutions - Increasing importance of peers - Changes in family structure - Family's role during adolescence less clear than infancy or childhood. Transformations in Family relationships Changes in the balance of power - Shift from an asymmetrical relationship toward a more equal relationship with parents The role of puberty Biological/ cognitive maturation at puberty throws the family system out of balance Violations of expectations - Cognitive changes in views of family expectations Sex differences in family relationships Minimal differences between sons and daughters in family relations - Similar degrees of closeness, types of rules, patterns of activities. Sex of the parent may be a more important influence than sex of the teen. Teens tend to be closer to , spend more time alone with, feel more comfortable talking to, and fight more often with their mothers. Fathers rely on mothers for information about adolescent, perceived as distant authority figures - Fathers may be sought for objective information homework help but rarely sought for support or guidance help with boyfriend problems. Parenting and temperament - Parent adolescent relationships differ from family to family - Bidirectional/reciprocal effects Adolescent behavior, temperament and personality elicit different types of parenting Adolescents who differ in temperament are affected in different ways by the same parenting. Parenting styles Diana baurmrind suggests two critical aspects dimensions of parenting: Parental responsiveness - Degree to which parent responds to child's needs in a accepting, supportive manner Parental demandingness - Degree to which parent expects/ demands mature, responsible behavior from the child. Authoritative - Warm but firm and fair Authoritarian - Place a high value on obedience and conformity Indulgent ( permissive) - Behave in an accepting, benign and somewhat more passive way Indifferent - Minimize the time and energy they devote to interacting with their child.


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