Parental Disciplinary Patterns and Social Competence in Children

  title={Parental Disciplinary Patterns and Social Competence in Children},
  author={D. Baumrind},
  journal={Youth \& Society},
  pages={239 - 267}
  • D. Baumrind
  • Published 1 March 1978
  • Psychology
  • Youth & Society
In the United States today, parents rather than the state have primary responsibility for socializing their young. Socialization is an adult-initiated process by which the young person through education, training, and imitation acquires his culture as well as the habits and values congruent with adaptation to that culture. There is no way in which parents can evade having a determining effect upon their children's personality, character, and competence. Children are not the originators of their… 

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