1.1: Influences on Parenting
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- parent characteristics,
- child characteristics, and
- contextual and sociocultural characteristics.
A child with a difficult temperament can have a significant impact on a parent. (Photo Credit: Harald Groven, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Contextual Factors and Sociocultural Characteristics
Figure 2. Influences on parenting can stem from internal factors such as the parent or child’s characteristics or external, sociocultural characteristics.
Summary: Many Factors Can Influence Parenting and Child Outcomes