CHDV/FACS 154 (03)
Issues in Parenting - Fall, 2012


Parenting School Aged Children

I. Development in Middle Childhood

A. Physical Development





  • Parenting issues:




B. Intellectual development

1. Cognitive and linguistic achievements







2. Schooling & Academic Achievement







3. Parenting issues






C.  Social-Emotional Development

1. Emotional expression/understanding





2. Parent-child relationships






3. Moral development






4. Development of the Self





5. Peer relationships/peer rejection

  • Social and social-cognitive skills




  • Peer groups




  • peer rejection/bullying





  • What predicts movement out of rejected status?






  • Friendships



  • Gender stereotypes




6. Parenting issues








II. Concerns of Parents of school-aged children

A. Promoting positive relationships (in and out of home)

1. Parent-child relationships





2. Sibling Relationships





3. Peer relationships






B.  Adjustment to school and academic achievement

 1. Parent involvement





2. Motivation (Dweck)






C.   Discipline and promoting positive moral choices








Send problems, comments or suggestions to:

California State University, Sacramento

College of Education

Department of Child Development

Updated: January 20, 2012

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