Despite most parents’ good intentions to provide a warm, supportive environment in which the child can grow and develop socially appropriate behavior, they might occasionally act toward their child in a negative or even harsh way. Some do this more consistently than others.
Child protection is the process that aims to find, investigate and help maltreated children. In many countries this process is initiated by professionals who compile mandated reports that are then submitted to a designated agency that in many cases is part of
The present study examined the stability of self-control and the relationship of parenting and self-control based on Gottfredson and Hirschi’s general theory of crime. By using a four-wave longitudinal data coming from the D.C Family Strengthening Project, this paper adopts the appropriate