The term “self-control” can be defined as the ability to control one’s own behavior, especially impulses or desires. The development of self-control in children is influenced by many factors, including genetics and environment. But what about parents? Is there a link between disengagement in parent-child interactions and delinquency? Occupational therapist Marcia Lowry has been researching this very topic for over 20 years. In her article Understanding the Link Between Disengagement In Parent-Child Interactions and Delinquency, she shares some interesting insights that are sure to give you food for thought! Marcia Lowry, an occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience in her field, has been researching the link between disengagement and delinquency. In Understanding the Link Between Disengiance in Parent-Child Interactions and Delinquency she shares some interesting insights that are sure to give you food for thought! “Children who lack self-control [are] most likely to have parents who are disengaged.”  Marcia Lowry Occupational therapy is a health profession focused on improving an individual’s ability to participate in everyday life by developing skills related to their physical environment. Occupational therapists work with people across the lifespan from infancy through adulthood utilizing evidence based practices which includes education about normal development, interventions aimed at modifying behavior patterns

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