Mother-father relationship

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The mother-father relationship represents the fundamental context for child development. It is characterized by specific and unique features, the most influential of which are asymmetry and hierarchy. The form and shape of relationship are specific for each child, and change throughout the lifecycle. As co-parenting has a significant effect on the well-being of the child as well as of the entire family system, both parents are expected to contribute actively in their child’s development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Coparenting
  • Family relationships
  • Father-child relationship
  • Mother-child relationship


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