Key Terms: Parenting
Andrygynous
Roles that are shared by both men and women that have similar functions.
Attachment
The strong, affectional, mutual tie formed in the two years following birth and enduring over time.
Authoritarian
Parenting style that requires complete obedience to authority, using very tight reins to control children
Authoritative
Also called assertive/democratic, a parenting style based on warm relationships, recognizing children’s needs for guidance and direction while understanding that it takes time for children to learn about the world.
Permissive
Parenting style characterized by the failure to provide clear and firm guidance
Touchpoints Model
Parenting model developed by T.

Berry Brazelton, focused on helping families at key points of disruption during the child’s development; the model helps families nurture their children

Nurturing
A parenting role that includes all the affectionate care, attention and protection that children need to grow and thrive.
Generativity
Generativity vs. Stagnation is the 7th stage in Erikson’s theory of development.

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 In parenting, in refers to the stage faced by parents during middle age, when the concern moves beyond the immediate family to focusing on making the world a better place for all future generations.

Trilemma
Refers to the three issues facing child care:1) Families want quality child care, but it is expensive and often unaffordable2) Child care is made more affordable by child care professionals accepting low wages (they make child care more affordable to families by accepting a less-than-living wage)3) Quality child care requires highly trained professionals, but due to the low wages earned by those professionals, turnover is high and maintaining a well-educated workforce is difficult