Â This study aimed to analyze correlation between child and family characteristics with caring practices and childrenâs autonomy, and also analyzed difference of caring practices and childrenâs autonomy based on gender at Kampung Adat Urug, Kiarapandak Village, Sukajaya District, Bogor Regency. This research involved 60 families with 3 to 5 years old childrens that choosed by using proportional random sampling method. The data was collected by observations and interview using questionnaire research. Data was analyzed using Pearson correlation test, Chi-square test, and different t-test. The result showed that parenting practices that measured by food caring practices and healthy life caring practices differ significantly by gender. The study also revealed that there was relationship between caring practices and childrenâs autonomy. The childrenâs autonomy was related with childrenâs age and family income. The better the parenting the better the childrenâs autonomy.
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