Parenting in context

Whittingham, Koa (2014) Parenting in context. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3 3: 212-215. doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.01.001

Author Whittingham, Koa
Title Parenting in context
Journal name Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2212-1447
Publication date 2014-07-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.01.001
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 212
End page 215
Total pages 4
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Epstein's (2012) paper posed the following question: "how should a parent respond to a crying baby?" Although Epstein's (2012) behavioral account of infant crying is excellent, I also find it to be incomplete. Building on this, I present my own contextual account of infant crying and parental caregiving, propose an early developmental pathway to psychological flexibility, and provide my own answer to Epstein's (2012) question. Further, I call for an end to piecemeal behavioral accounts of infant behavior. In order to develop a truly contextual understanding of a particular infant behavior and give appropriate advice on parental responses, we need to look beyond the behavior, beyond the child, and beyond infancy.
Keyword Parenting
Contextual behavioral science
Child development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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