26th International Conference on Psychiatry, Neuro and Mental Health
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The Parents as “Prima Authors” Structures and Mechanisms of Parenting and its Effects on Child and Family Development

Anat Ben Salmon* and Ofer Erez
Rotem - Center for Practical Professional Training, Israel

Citation: Ben Salmon A, Erez O (2021) The Parents as “Prima Authors” Structures and Mechanisms of Parenting and its Effects on Child and Family Development. SciTech Mental Health 2021.

Received: October 02, 2021         Accepted: October 05, 2021         Published: October 05, 2021


According to Karraker and Coleman in recent years research has been invested inexpanding an understanding of the many individual and environmental factors impacting parenting and the influences of the differences in parenting styles on child developmental consequences When I began my psychotherapeutic practice, I worked with children in their natural environment, utilizing the Reaching Out approach, including work with parents as part of the therapeutic process. Early in my practice, I identified that when parents undergo a transformation as part of the process, their children quickly respond to the transformation. As a result, the change in children's behavior and well-being was quickerand more efficient than when I worked only with children. Thus, I concluded that theparent’s involvement in the process was the most significant factor influencing change in children. It is our basic assumption that if we wish to supply the compatible conditions to the specific needs of the child, we should shift the focus from our parenting aspirations which construct our attitudes and behaviors toward the child’s specific individual needs. This shift will force the parent to engage in constant internal awareness with regard to the notion that he is always driven by hispsychic needs and fantasies which although unconscious may nevertheless be crucial in guiding his decision-making process. We are therefore suggested to shift towards“conscious parenting”interms of actions and reactions towards the children, based on a decision-making process of choosing the actionand reaction which promotes in the best possible way the development of the child with his specific characteristics.
Keywords: Parenting, Family dynamics, Parent-child relationship, Parental counselling