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Contemporary research on parenting. The case for nature and nurture.
Current findings on parental influences provide more sophisticated and less deterministic explanations than did earlier theory and research on parenting and indicate that parental influences on child development are neither as unambiguous as earlier researchers suggested nor as insubstantial as current critics claim.
Maternal responsiveness and children's achievement of language milestones.
Maternal responsiveness at both ages predicted the timing of children's achieving language milestones over and above children's observed behaviors and certain dimensions of responsiveness were more predictive than others.
Cultural Approaches to Parenting
  • M. Bornstein
  • Psychology
    Parenting, science and practice
  • 1 February 1992
Some main ideas behind culture and parenting are introduced and philosophical rationales and methodological considerations central to cultural approaches to parenting are addressed, including a brief account of a cross-cultural study of parenting.
Cross-linguistic analysis of vocabulary in young children: spanish, dutch, French, hebrew, italian, korean, and american english.
Noun prevalence in the vocabularies of young children and the merits of several theories that may account for this pattern are discussed.
Social competence, externalizing, and internalizing behavioral adjustment from early childhood through early adolescence: Developmental cascades
These cascades among social competence and behavioral adjustment obtained independent of child intelligence and maternal education and social desirability of responding.
Maternal responsiveness and cognitive development in children.
Maternal responsiveness toward infants in the middle of the first year of life influences the growth of cognitive competence, apart from mothers' nonresponsive stimulation as well as infants' own
Maternal responsiveness to infants in three societies: the United States, France, and Japan.
Both culture-general and culture-specific patterns of responsiveness emerged and differences in maternal responsiveness among cultures occurred to infant looking rather than to infant vocalizing and in mothers' emphasizing dyadic versus extradyadic loci of interaction.
Parenting knowledge: experiential and sociodemographic factors in European American mothers of young children.
On the whole, European American mothers demonstrated fair but less than complete basic parenting knowledge; age, education, and rated helpfulness of written materials each uniquely contributed to mothers' knowledge.