<em>A Priori</em> vs. Experiential Models of Parenting in the Assessment of Mothering

  • Laura Dreuth Southern Illinois University

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.
Published
2003-10-01
Section
Original Research