"Balance of power": a transactional analysis of control in mother-child dyads involving socially competent, aggressive, and anxious children.

Abstract

The authors compared mother-to-child and child-to-mother control exchanges in dyads involving socially competent, aggressive, and anxious children (aged 2.5-6.5 years) observed in a laboratory setting. Competent children and their mothers influenced each other positively and reciprocally, making prudent use of control exchanges and setting firm limits to… (More)

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