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What Parents Are Saying To Their Children

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Title: What Parents Are Saying To Their Children
Author: Riley, Cheryl; Mulli, Ann K.; Mullis, Ronald L.
Description: This is a psychology journal article. It does not pertain to North Dakota or agriculture exclusively. They discuss or reinforce traditional roles for both males and females in rearing of children in their contributions via the spoken word and actions. The differences in topics and goals in communication are addressed. Mothers are communicative. Fathers used language to control and to order. At this time, in 1985, little was known in the communication styles of parents with older, school age children. This is the focus of this article. As it follows logically, it would be expected that a father would continue to use commanding and controlling language as the children grew. The methods, procedure, results and, subsequent, discussion are the remainder of this article. It was discovered that fathers tended to use longer sentences and initiated more conversations with their son. Mothers did the opposite favouring their daughters. It was postulated that children who receives both perspectives, the female and the male, might be more verbally flexible and more adapt at problem solving.
Date: 1985
Subject: Parenting
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/5956

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