Structure is the degree to which parents organize their child’s environment, by helping their child when necessary to gradually achieve a certain goal, and consistently enforcing rules and boundaries.
|Scaffolding:||exposing children to activities that foster the development of new skills and providing just enough structure and assistance to help them solve problems and learn with the ultimate goal of enabling children to perform the task independently.|
|Organization:||helping their child to organize regular activities.|
|Consistency:||acting in a predicable manner by providing and explaining clear and consistent guidelines, enforcing those rules, and keeping promises to their child.|
|Inconsistent discipline (reverse coded):||parents scoring high on concepts such as non-contingency and inconsistency, acting erratic, unpredictable and undependable, and not following through when disciplining their child.|