The relations among parental power assertion, control, and structure
Comments on the original article by Diana Baumrind (see record 2012-14543-001). In an attempt to add clarity to the issue of parental control, the author offers a four-part commentary. The first part details what child development researchers largely agree upon and what Baumrind so effectively stresses in her article, the importance of parents helping to socialize their children by serving as authorities and providing discipline. The second part explores the construct of power assertion and its use as a way to define parental authority. The third explores how we determine what parental dimensions to focus on and suggests that focusing on dimensions that meet children’s psychological needs has the potential to clarify confusion in the field. Finally, the author address's Baumrind’s advocacy of external incentives to facilitate compliance and self-regulation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Grolnick, Wendy S., "The relations among parental power assertion, control, and structure" (2012). Psychology. 463.