Japanese mothers' views of young children's areas of personal discretion.

@article{Yamada2004JapaneseMV,
  title={Japanese mothers' views of young children's areas of personal discretion.},
  author={Hiroyuki Yamada},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2004},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={164-79}
}
Sixty-four Japanese mothers of 3- to 6-year-olds were interviewed concerning their conceptions of children's areas of personal control. Mothers granted children choices regarding recreational activities, clothes, and friends to foster autonomy and competence, but they set limits around daily routines, recreational activities, and interpersonal confrontation based on moral, conventional, and prudential concerns. Mothers believed in reaffirming children's personal boundaries when children failed… CONTINUE READING