Yahyaoui Abdessalem – Parenting in exile

Through this work the author tries to identify parenting’s space of conflicts within the context of migration. He emphasizes the inter-and intra-generational aspects of these conflicts, as well as the absence of traces by which parents could enter into resonance with their children’s adolescence. He seeks to disengage these conflicts from the limited framework of the intrapsychical dimension, and to inscribe them in a larger framework, an interpersonal and interpsychical one that includes the impact of the professional and social environment. He proposes parents/adolescent therapeutic consultations, which are opened on the “ Network ” as an alternative in repairing the meshes of parenting and of parental functions.

Adolescence, septembre 2002, 20, 3, 509-519