Child Psychology

Children in Family Contexts, Second Edition: Perspectives on by Lee Combrinck-Graham MD

By Lee Combrinck-Graham MD

Now in an absolutely revised and up to date moment variation, this article source presents a realistic consultant to family-based treatment for formative years emotional and behavioral difficulties. provided are leading edge review and remedy thoughts that bear in mind kid's developmental wishes, assorted kin kinds, wellbeing and fitness and environmental demanding situations, and relationships with greater platforms. Reflecting 15 years of scientific advances and the altering contexts of family members lifestyles, the second one variation positive aspects many new chapters and new authors. New themes comprise gene-environment interactions, integrating relations treatment with baby pharmacotherapy, operating with foster households, and treating disrupted attachments.

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Temperament is defined as the style or “how” of behavior, as opposed to motivation (the “why” of behavior) or abilities (the “what” of behavior). Temperament is only one of many variables that shape a child’s personality. One of Chess and Thomas’s (1984) most important contributions is the concept of “goodness of fit”: a consonance between the parenting style or environment and the child’s temperament. This implies that the goal of therapy is not to change the temperament of the parent or the child, but to work to improve the fit of the child within the family and social system.

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When angry or upset, this adult should be able to identify those feelings and express them in a constructive and socially acceptable manner. Our optimal adult will have developed sufficient judgment and self-restraint to behave and play by society’s rules, will be well liked by others, and will have sufficient savvy to read and respond appropriately to social cues. Our optimal adult will also be able to have fun, to play, to experience pleasure. Finally, this adult should have enough of a sense of self to make difficult choices ac26 Development in Family Contexts 27 cording to an internal value system, demonstrating integrity even in an unsupportive environment.

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