Family Systems

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Family Systems
Healthy family systems are crucial in healthy development, but are often hard to define because society often makes their own guidelines for an issue; however, there are many theory’s that give an overall model into a healthy family system. Vygotsky saw the relationship between children and adults through his view of cognitive development. The four types of parents give great insight into proper and dysfunctional parenting. Psychological maltreatment also affects healthy development by causing children to feel intimidated and worthless. Lastly and most disturbing is physical abuse that leaves a lasting toll on the family system.
Vygotsky believed that cognitive strategies are formed from peers and adult mentors; often which, is the family (Feldman, 2014). Parenting is often critical in discerning what a healthy family system consists of. There are four major parenting styles that adults follow: authoritarian, permissive, authoritative, and uninvolved parents. Authoritarian parents are often very strict and controlling. “Their word is law, and they value strict, unque...

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