Family relationships shape children's social and emotional behavior and understanding. When parents are warm, sensitive, and balance control with child autonomy, children learn to trust others and to regulate their negative emotions. Both discordant and supportive family interactions contribute to the development of social skills and social cognition. Repeated daily stressors at home increase physiological and emotional reactivity and promote maladaptive coping. Culture, socioeconomic status, and other aspects of the family's broader social context influence these critical dimensions of family life.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Mar 26 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)