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BIASUTTI, Carolina Monteiro; NASCIMENTO, Célia Regina Rangel  y  CANAL, Cláudia Patrocinio Pedroza. Parenting Activities in the Single-parent Family Constituted by Adoption. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.1, pp.236-259. ISSN 1808-4281.

The aim of this research was to describe how parents who went through single parent adoption process are performing on their routine the caring, control and development parenting activities with their children. Were interviewed one father and four mothers, whose single parent adoption was a personal choice. The method used to collect the data was a semi-structured interview guide. The data organization was made with the reference of Thematic Analysis and data analysis was based on the Model of Parenting proposed by Hoghughi. The results were distributed in the themes Physical-care, Emotional-care, Social-care, Control, and Development, which encompass the group of Parenting Activities. It was observed that the participants reported daily, ongoing and mutual interactions with their children, with expressions of care and affection, encouraging them to reach their potential, seeking complementary activities for their development, as well as establishing rules and limits with the  children on their educational parenting practices. The participation of family members made up an expressive support network in the care of children. This study contributed to broaden the understanding of parenting practices exercised by single-parent adoptive families, verifying that parenting was experienced in a positive way, constituting a practice that promotes development for both children and parents.

Palabras clave : parenting; parental practices; child care; family relationships; adoption.

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