Child rearing

Programme leader: Prof. dr. Carlo Schuengel

How can parents, teachers, and other formal and informal educators help children to find their place within society and become the persons they want to be? Broadly speaking, parents and educators provide control and protection, guidance of children’s learning, entry within peer groups, and create a nurturing family and school climate. This program views socialization, character building, and child rearing through the lens of socioemotional development. One line of work under this theme focuses on parenting, attachment, and self-determination in family settings. Another focuses on teacher-child relationships and peer interactions.

Contact: Carlo Schuengel (

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