Parent-child attachment and monitoring in middle childhood.

  title={Parent-child attachment and monitoring in middle childhood.},
  author={Kathryn A. Kerns and Jeffery E Aspelmeier and Amy L. Gentzler and Chandra M Grabill},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  volume={15 1},
Research on parent-child attachment and parental child rearing practices has been pursued independently. The purpose of the present study was to test whether a secure attachment relationship is related to parental monitoring and child efforts to contribute to the monitoring process. This question was examined in a cross-sectional study of third- and sixth-grade children and their parents. Attachment-based measures were used to tap child and parent perceptions of attachment. Monitoring (i.e… CONTINUE READING

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