Parent–Child Emotional Communication and Children's Coping in Middle Childhood

  title={Parent–Child Emotional Communication and Children's Coping in Middle Childhood},
  author={Amy L. Gentzler and Josefina M. Contreras-Grau and Kathryn A. Kerns and Barbara L. Weimer},
  journal={Social Development},
Parent–child communication regarding children's negative emotions and coping were examined in a sample of 75 5th graders (53% boys) and their mothers and fathers. We predicted that emotionally open communication between a parent and his or her child would be related to children's use of constructive coping strategies. Parents reported on how they react to their child's negative emotions, and children reported on how much they share their negative feelings with each parent. Additionally… 

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