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The Developmental Implications of Parentification : Effects on Childhood Attachment

  title={The Developmental Implications of Parentification : Effects on Childhood Attachment},
  author={Jennifer A. Engelhardt},
  • Jennifer A. Engelhardt
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Parentification refers to the process through which children are assigned the role of an adult, taking on both emotional and functional responsibilities that typically are performed by the parent. The parent, in turn, takes the dependent position of the child in the parent-child relationship. Although a small degree of parentification can be beneficial to child development, this process can become pathological when the tasks become too burdensome or when the child feels obligated to take on the… CONTINUE READING
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