Prerequisites for prevention of aggressive parental behaviour with their children
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Aggressive behaviour of parents with children remains an urgent problem despite the changing attitude towards the child in the family and society. It is a complex legal, educational, medical, psychological, and social problem that requires systematic interdisciplinary outlook when seeking preventive possibilities to solve the problem. Legal, educational and psychosocial insights of the phenomenon are examined in the article. Legal prerequisites are linked to establishment of aggressive behaviour criteria – purposefulness and harm which determine child victim status and at the same time possibilities to help him. Educational prerequisites are based on the interaction of the parent and the child that is always educational, hence they have to be based on the equivalence of the interaction of the participants and respect for person's dignity. Psychosocial prerequisites are linked to child empowerment, and that is possible at all levels of prevention in order to use possibilities of the child to actively participate while implementing and defending his own rights and interests.
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