A Priori vs. Experiential Models of Parenting in the Assessment of Mothering

Laura Dreuth

Abstract


This article examines parenting paradigms that influence decisions in child protective services and the assessment of mothering. These perspectives are defined as a priori and experiential. The discussion highlights how each paradigm impacts the assessment of mothering. Recommendations include using mothers' perspectives on mothering to provide insight for assessment purposes.

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Articles published in Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

ISSN: 1715-0698

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