As The Social, Emotional, And Academic Effects Can Vary

1133 WordsApr 22, 20175 Pages
As the social, emotional, and academic effects can vary in adolescents, the choice of parenting style should be an informed decision. Parenting style is “the emotional climate in which the parents’ behavior toward their children is expressed. It is in the context of this emotional climate that parents’ behavior influences children’s personality, consequently affecting their academic performance in school” (Litali). Psychologist Diana Baumrind identified four parenting styles based upon two aspects of parenting behavior, control and warmth or emotional guidance. When these two aspects of parenting behavior merge in diverse ways, four primary parenting styles occur, authoritative, authoritarian and permissive. Authoritarian parenting…show more content…
This style of parenting is consistent with the teaching style in most public schools, so children in authoritative households seem to excel. Authoritarian Parents, on the other hand, are strict disciplinarians who use a preventive disciplinary style and insist that their adolescents follow parental directions. Authoritarian parents do not engage in discussions with their children and family rules and standards aren’t debated. They believe the adolescent should accept, without question, the rules and practices that they establish. Authoritarian parents tend to exert inflexible rules and expect complete obedience from children. As result of such high demand, stringent rules and demand for absolute obedience from authoritarian parents, adolescence exhibit a lack of self-motivation, self-reliance, and self-perception. In this environment, self-regulation in children may be promoted but independence of self-expression is often stifled. This leaves some adolescent less likely to verbalize their emotions and more likely to internalize anger. This finding remains consistent throughout many studies conducted on the relationship between parenting style and adolescent behavior. One such study was conducted by Nancy Darling, Ph.D., a Professor of Psychology at Oberlin College. She maintained that children and adolescents from authoritarian families tend to exhibit minimal problem behavior, but they have poorer social skills, lower self-esteem, and
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