References and Resources

Barakat, I and Clark, J. (1998). Positive Discipline and Child Guidance. University of Missouri Extension Publications #GH6119
Baumrind, D. (1994). The social context of child maltreatment. Family Relations, 43, 360-368.
Baumrind, D. (1986). Effects of authoritative parental control on child behavior. Child Development, 37(4), 887-907.
Bornstein, M.H. (Ed.) (1995). Handbook of Parenting: Volume 1, Children and Parenting. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Dinwiddie, S. (1994). The saga of Sally, Sammy, and the red pen: Facilitating children’s social problem solving. Young Children. 49, 13-19.
Fields, M. & Boesser, C. (1994). Constructive guidance and discipline. New York: Macmillan.
Isabella, R., Belsky, J., & von Eye, A. (1989). Origins of infant-mother attachment: Anexamination of interactional synchrony during the infant’s first year. Developmental Psychology, 25, 12-21.
Katz, L. (1989). Family living: Suggestions for effective parenting. Urbana, IL: ERICClearinghouse Document, ED313168.
Miller, S. (1995). Parents’ attributions for their children’s behavior. Child Development. 66, 1557-1584.
Myers-Walls, J. Why won’t you behave? Discipline strategies with young children. Published handout, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Socha, T. & Stamp, G. (1995). Parents, Children and Communication. Frontiers of Theory and Research. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
Stevenson-Hinde, J. & Shouldice, A. (1995). Maternal interactions and self-reports related to attachment classifications at 4.5 years. Child Development, 66, 583-596.


  • North Central Regional Extension Publication No. 292, Ages and Stages of Child and Youth Development, A Guide for 4-H Leaders.
  • North Central Regional Extension Publication No. 282i, Parenting on Your Own, Discipline.
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Auburn University, Alabama 36849-5612, Circular HE-687, Principles of Parenting, Something Better Than Punishment.
  • 4-H Youth Programs, University of Missouri Extension Publication LG-742, Understanding Boys & Girls.


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