Multimedia Resources

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Audio Links

Audio 8.1Boosting Self-Esteem in Children and Teens

Description: This podcast argues that young children aren’t always “naturally” self-confident and optimistic, as one might assume. Suggestions are given to help parents encourage these traits in the children.

Audio 8.2Emotional Regulation in Children

Description: This podcast reviews emotional regulation among young infants, then offers tips for parents and caregivers hoping to encourage the development of self-regulation and coping skills.

Audio 8.3Tiger Parenting

Description: This podcast extends the text’s discussion of the influence of culture on parenting styles by examining a study of parenting styles in a sample of 400 Chinese American families in California. Despite its resonance in popular culture, “Tiger Parenting” is not the most common parenting style in this community, and it has some negative emotional consequences for children.

Video Links

Video 8.1Gender Typing: Its Lasting Effects

Description: This clip highlights research suggesting that gender stereotypes in the media are pervasive and have long-lasting effects--partly because they are targeted at children at the precise developmental moment at which they will have the greatest impact.

Web Resources

Web 8.1Parenting Style and Success

Description: A clinical psychologist identifies four contemporary parenting styles and relates them to adult success. How do these styles correspond to Baumrind’s classic typology?

Web 8.2Gender Identity Development

Description: The web article discusses gender identity development and how parents can support their children’s exploration of gender identity.