Authoritative And Authoritarian Parenting Styles

964 Words Dec 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Tashanique Jolliff
Professor Li Huang
02 December 2016

Authoritative and Authoritarian Parenting Starting at birth, children begin to develop social and emotional skills. A strong foundation of social and emotional skills will help them make better choices in adulthood. It is important for parents, no matter their age, to ensure their children are adequately prepared to face challenges later in life by maintaining a loving home environment that nurtures their ability to learn about themselves and the world around them. Negative parenting styles are likely to hinder a child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional skills (like self-control and self-confidence) and wellbeing. These skills are essential for school readiness. Throughout childhood and teenage years’ people are obtaining life skills and problem-solving abilities that prepare them to resist and maneuver challenges in adulthood.
During the 1960s, developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind described two different types of parenting styles based on her researcher with preschool-age children. One of the main parenting styles is known as the authoritative parenting style. This style is sometimes referred to as "democratic" and involves a child-centric approach in which parents hold high expectations for their children.
Characteristics of the Authoritative Parenting Style:
• Listen to their children
• Encourage independence
• Place limits, consequences, and expectations on their children 's behavior
• Express…
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