Parents' disciplining of five to six-year-old children/Ouers se dissiplinering van vyf-tot sesjariges

The home is the basis of development in the preschool years and parenting skills are therefore crucial for the prevention of behaviour that can negatively affect the child's future. This article reports on research conducted through the analysis of the opinions of a group of South African paren...

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Published in: Koers (Potchefstroom, South Africa) Vol. 78; no. 3
Main Authors: Rossouw, Margaret C, Oosthuizen, Izak J
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Published: African Online Scientific Information Systems (Pty) Ltd t/a AOSIS 12-01-2013
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Summary: The home is the basis of development in the preschool years and parenting skills are therefore crucial for the prevention of behaviour that can negatively affect the child's future. This article reports on research conducted through the analysis of the opinions of a group of South African parents regarding the behaviour of their five to six-year-old children that they experienced as being problematic, as well as the effect of the behaviour on the parents, the strategies that they applied, and the nature of the support that they chose. The conceptual-theoretical framework in which the research was embedded explains the construct of socio-emotional development, the parent's role therein and understanding the disciplining of the five to six-year-old child from a bio-ecological perspective (as postulated by Bronfenbrenner) with an accompanying critical perspective from the Christian worldview. Die ouerhuis is die basis van ontwikkeling in die voorskoolse jare en ouerskapsvaardighede is daarom van kardinale belang vir die voorkoming van gedragsprobleme wat die kind se toekoms negatief kan beinvloed. Hierdie artikel rapporteer oor navorsing wat gedoen is om 'n groep Suid-Afrikaanse ouers se menings te ontleed rakende die gedrag van vyf-tot sesjariges wat hulle as problematies ervaar, asook die effek van sodanige gedrag op die ouers, die strategiee wat die ouers toepas, sowel as die aard van die ondersteuning wat hulle verlang. Die konseptueel-teoretiese raamwerk waarin die ondersoek ingebed is, omlyn die konstruk van sosio-emosionele vaardigheidsontwikkeling, die ouer se rol daarin en 'n beskouing van die dissiplinering van die vyf-tot sesjarige kind vanuit 'n bio-ekologiese perspektief (soos gepostuleer deur Bronfenbrenner) met 'n gepaardgaande kritiese inspeling vanuit die Christelike lewensbeskouing.
ISSN: 0023-270X
2304-8557
DOI: 10.4102/koers.v78i3.440