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DT 21/19 - Dynamics of the parenting practices and child development

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This paper analyzes the link between parenting and child development. It seeks to identify feedback mechanisms between these two dimensions by considering mothers' personality traits and education as moderators. We found a strong link between externalizing problems in children and authoritarian parenting styles and did not find inertia for authoritarian parenting. It was also found that the link between personality traits and parenting often cited in the literature may have some biases if the child's problems are not taken into account, mainly due to the role of neuroticism and conscientiousness. Finally, it was found that externalizing problems affects parenting style differently depending on the mothers' personality traits and education. The effect is more profound among mothers with low levels of education, agreeableness and conscientiousness, and greater levels of neuroticism.

 
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