Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Theology (MTh)

Department

Theology

Faculty/School

Seminary

First Advisor

Delton J. Glebe

Advisor Role

Thesis Supervisor

Abstract

This thesis studies the influence that family of origin upbringing has on current parenting practice. Eight adult children were interviewed, and their experience, past and present, is interpreted within the literature review frame of two broad parent-child interactions: emotional support and parental control. Interviewees' current parenting behaviors are also examined within the literature review discussion on continuity of behavioral patterns between generations. Research findings are then discussed within a theological and pastoral focus on differentiation in family.

Convocation Year

1996

Convocation Season

Fall

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