Revision with unchanged content. How do parents think about young children claims for areas of control? Do mothers and fathers differ in their judgments about parental authority expectations, or evaluate autonomy issues differently for preschool-age boys and girls? Around which issues parents are more willing to allow child control even at a very early age? And which issues are not for negotiation? By focusing on these questions, the current study seeks to deepen our understanding of how parents think about children’s autonomy, boundaries of parental authority and their meaning for child development and parent-child relationships. This book is addressed to professionals who work with parents and children like Psychologists, social workers and counselors. It is also directed toward researchers in the areas of child development and parenting.