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
2212-1455
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
Infancy
Behaviorism
Contextual behavioral science
Child development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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