|Date||12/06/01 to 12/07/01|
|Location||Penn State University|
From the Preface
Any parent who has raised more than one child is likely to be keenly aware of subtle or even striking differences among their offspring. Although siblings raised together in the same family often differ markedly in terms of gender, temperament, abilities, interests, personality, choices of friends and activities, and so on, all too often family researchers have ignored individual differences in children. The central premise of this volume is that children bring personal qualities to their relationships with other family members that help shape family interaction, family relationships, and even family processes that family researchers have called "parenting". Here we address ways in which children's personal qualities make their mark on families in ways that may in turn influence children's subsequent development.
What Features of Children Shape Family Relationship and How?
Presider: Elizabeth Susman, The Pennsylvania State University
Lead Speaker: David Reiss, George Washington University
What Role Does Infant and Early Childhood Temperament Play in the Development of Relationship with Parents?
Presider: Leann Birch, The Pennsylvania State University
Lead Speaker: Susan Crockenberg, University of Vermont
What Role Do Adolescents Play in Actively Shaping Their Relationships with Parents, Siblings, and Friends/Peers
Presider: Karen Bierman, The Pennsylvania State University
Lead Speaker: Hökan Stattin, Örebro University
Discussants: Elizabeth Menaghan, Ohio State University
How Do Children Affect Parents' Marriage and Other Family Relationships?
Presider: Lynn Liben, The Pennsylvania State University
Lead Speaker: Eleanor Maccoby, Stanford University
Crouter, Ann C. and Alan Booth (2003). Children's Influence on Family Dynamics: The Neglected Side of Family Relationships. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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