This article examines the parenting patterns and parent-child interactions of Israeli parents. Existing research findings are used to evaluate the discrepancies between the reported, perceived concerns of parents and parents' actual behavior regarding the priority awarded to children among the various daily priorities faced in a turbulent society such as Israel. We also examine the extent to which Israeli children's emotional needs are given special consideration in the context of public educational settings (e.g., schools and day care facilities). We suggest the possibility of a discrepancy between parents' convictions regarding the quality of these settings and their actual performance, and the possibility that these settings pay insufficient attention to children's emotional needs. Although most Israeli parents are certainly eager to provide the best for their children, the facts might be somewhat different. Issues raised in this article will require systematic research in the future.
|Translated title of the contribution||Parents, educational settings and children in Israel: “Sweet and sour”|
|Journal||מגמות: רבעון למדעי ההתנהגות|
|State||Published - 2001|