Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Parents' Perceptions of Risk and the Influence on Children's Everyday Occupations
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Mental Health / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Parents' Perceptions of Risk and the Influence on Children's Everyday Occupations
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505150. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5013
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505150. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5013
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

This presentation describes parents' risk perceptions regarding children's engagement in everyday occupations and how these influence the decisions they make to offer children age-appropriate opportunities for risk taking. It offers a qualitative analysis of stories parents shared that illustrate specific instances when children's engagement in age-appropriate risk taking resulted in children developing specific abilities, experiencing positive emotions, and gaining life skills.

Primary Author and Speaker: Anita Niehues

Contributing Authors: Anita Bundy