Self-Acceptance and the Parenting of Children

  • Oana Alexandra Gavita
  • Raymond DiGiuseppe
  • Daniel David


Children can represent both a joy and a challenge to their parents that can be met with either acceptance, warmth, responsiveness, and sensitivity, or in unaccepting, unresponsive, insensitive, neglectful, and/or hostile ways (Rubin & Burgess, 2002). Successful parenting has multiple determinants, with growing empirical support for the relevance of parents’ cognitions (Gavita, 2011a).


Rational parenting Parent cognitions Rational Irrational ABC model of emotion Self-rating Parent unconditional acceptance Albert Ellis Bernard Unconditional self-acceptance Positive emotions Self-efficacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oana Alexandra Gavita
    • 1
  • Raymond DiGiuseppe
    • 2
    • 3
  • Daniel David
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Psychology and PsychotherapyBabeş-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Department of PsychologySt. Johns UniversityQueensUSA
  3. 3.The Albert Ellis InstituteQueensUSA
  4. 4.Department of Oncological SciencesMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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