Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation


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The term parent-child relationship refers to the unique and enduring bond between a caregiver and _____.

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1. Many psychologists believe that the relationships between _____ and children are very important in determining who we become and how we relate to others and the world.

2. These parent-child relationships are based on shared genetic material _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Will you grow up to be a scolder just because your parents were strict with you? This awesome quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the impacts of parent-child relationships. Be sure to pay extra close attention to Diana Baumrind's categorization of parenting styles. Or don't. I'm not your mom!

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • The definition of a parent-child relationship
  • Diana Baumrind's four types of parenting styles
  • The implications of a parent-child relationship for the child later in life
  • Differences between biological and other kinds of parent-child relationships

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of a parent's presence in a child's life
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about parent-child relationships that are based on genetics
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about your own parent's influence on you in a different light

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson titled, Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation will prepare you to:

  • Describe the nature of each of Baumrind's four types of parent-child relationships
  • Discuss some psychologists' theories concerning the impact of someone's parenting style
  • Explain how each of Baumrind's parenting styles tended to impact the child later in life
  • Describe Lev Vygotsky's views on parenthood