Predicting adequacy of parenting by people with mental retardation

Author: Tymchuk, A.
Year: 1992
Reference Type: Journal Article
Journal/Book Title: Child Abuse and Neglect
Volume: 16
Pages: 165-178
Abstract: While there has been increased attention placed upon the inadequacy of parenting by persons with mental retardation, such attention does little to increase our understanding of the complexities of parenting. A refocusing of research and intervention efforts is needed to examine the concomitants of adequacy of parenting. What we know about both the inadequacy as well as the adequacy of parenting by persons with mental retardation and the limitations of the information upon which we bases these statements is reviewed. New foci are suggested in understanding both adequacy and the inadequacy of parenting by persons with mental retardation.

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