Toward a clear and inclusive conceptualization of parental control: Reply to the commentaries

Eva Marie Pomerantz, Wendy S. Grolnick

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In response to J. E. . Grusec's (2009) commentary in this issue, we argue that the conceptualization of control we present in our article is inclusive of multiple forms of control, including those she suggests our definition excludes. We also make the case in response to R. D. . Conger's (2009) commentary that structure and control are distinct dimensions of parenting that should not be combined linearly as he recommends.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-177
Number of pages2
JournalChild Development Perspectives
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2009


  • Control
  • Parenting
  • Structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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