Master of Theology (MTh)
Martin Luther University College
Delton J. Glebe
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.
Bassett, Gregory Allan, "In mom and dad's shadows: An exploration of family of origin influence on parenting styles" (1996). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 813.