A self-determination theory perspective on parenting.

@article{Joussemet2008AST,
  title={A self-determination theory perspective on parenting.},
  author={Mireille Joussemet and Ren{\'e}e Landry and Richard Koestner},
  journal={Canadian Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={49},
  pages={194-200}
}
Parents are confronted with a fundamental but often difficult task: teaching children the values and regulations necessary to function effectively in society while also nurturing children’s drive to express themselves and to pursue their unique interests and capacities. The central socialization goal is internalization, wherein children “take in” social regulations, make them their own, and eventually self-regulate autonomously (e.g., Lepper, 1983; Schafer, 1968). When it functions optimally… Expand
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