Unrealistic expectations of parents who maltreat their children: an educational deficit that pertains to child development.

  title={Unrealistic expectations of parents who maltreat their children: an educational deficit that pertains to child development.},
  author={Craig T. Twentyman and Ronald Plotkin},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={38 3},
Forty-one parents estimated when their own child and an "average" child would attain a number of different developmental milestones. These milestones and the accompanying normative data were derived from the Vineland Social Maturity Scale (Doll, 1965). Parents were divided into three groups on the basis of a prior history of child abuse, child neglect, or no previous background of abuse or neglect. Results indicate that both the abuse and neglect groups differed from the comparison group when… Expand
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