My parents often took to the authoritative style, which is known currently as the most successful approach. The authoritative parent is involved in their child’s life and is accepting as well as sensitive to their needs. Sometimes, I could see my parents as being authoritarian, which is common because many parents find a kind of medium between these two styles. Unlike authoritative, the authoritarian
I think it is safe to assume that many parents have good intentions when raising their children and they want to implement a parenting technique that helps their kids develop healthily and normally. My parents did their best to develop an authoritative parenting style, however, because of their individual unique family backgrounds and the influence of their own parents, they integrated authoritarian elements into their parenting techniques, not always intentionally.
While developmental experts agree that rules and boundaries are important for children to have, most believe that authoritarian parenting is too punitive and lacks the warmth, unconditional love and nurturing that children need.
As a young child, parents need to assume an authoritarian role, but with the love and compassion of a permissive parent. As Source B describes, the authoritarian side will assert dominance and teach children basic right from wrong while the permissive style will allow a young child to feel secure and loved. This will teach the child
The authoritative, authoritarian and permissive parenting style varies between culture and people. Most people use the authoritative parenting style to raise their children without being too strict or too uninvolved. Among the 3 parenting styles, authoritarian parenting was associated with the
Authoritarian parents hold their children to an exceedingly high level of status and success. In this style of parenting, children are expected to follow the strict rules established by the parents. Failure in following rules typically results in
As I was reading through our course textbook, “Psychology: An Exploration,” by Saundra K. Ciccarelli and J. Noland White and listening through class lectures over the course of the semester, I found the topic on parenting styles in chapter 8 to be very interesting. I found it to be interesting because I can think on many life situations as a child that applies to this concept very easily, which I never realized before. There are three different types of parenting styles. The first style is called authoritarian parenting. Authoritarian parenting is a style when the parent constantly demands rules on their children and nothing other than rules. In our textbook it is stated that, “this type of parent is stern, rigid, demanding perfection, controlling, uncompromising” (Ciccarelli, White, 2013). An authoritarian parent is one that expects their child to obey their rules or else they would get punished; as I would say this style of parenting is when the parent believes, “is either their way or the highway.” The second style of parenting is called permissive parenting. Permissive parenting is the complete opposite style of authoritarian parenting. They are parents that have absolutely no rules in their household. Permissive parents are normally portrayed as parents that could careless about the concept of parenting. Permissive parents believe that without given rules and demands to their children, their children will be the happiest. This style can also, indicate neglectfulness
According to the article, The Authoritative Parenting Style: Warmth, Rationality, and High-Standards, “The authoritative parenting approach is linked with the most successful child outcomes.” One of the major focuses is finding a middle ground between too much freedom, and being too strict. It reflects a balance between two values, freedom and responsibility. The responsibility allows for the child to mature and organize their lives by doing tasks such as studying, getting good grades, just make to make good decisions overall. The freedom allows them to have a mind of their own; to hopefully apply making good decisions in life. It also gives them a chance to experience how the real world is. Authoritarian parenting would disagree with this tactic. There’s a belief that if a child is granted freedom, the child is being set up for failure. They do not see the point of freedom when keeping them to high-standards and strict rules will ensure that failure isn’t an option. While I can understand the point being made, it’s a bad parenting tactic. When a child doesn’t experience any bad, how are they supposed to function in the real world? They need freedom to be able to deal with disappointment or failure when they come across it when
An individual’s life and success is most dependent on their family environment and how they were raised. Good parenting is essential for a child’s educational and behavioral success and is a stressed trait throughout the world; however, in different cultures, good parenting can be defined and measured in many contrasting ways. In the United States, parenting and discipline methods have become controversial in the past fifty years, and the methods for raising children have drastically changed in some households.
Parents will treat their children the way they see fit. In the authoritarian parenting style, there is no room for freedom. In permissive parenting, there can be more freedom than the children know what to do with. Authoritative parenting combines the gist of both of the other styles and allows both freedom and structure. Both authoritarian and permissive styles have components that authoritarian parents see as productive methods if used properly.
A common characteristic of authoritarian parenting style includes the way parents tend to impose their own point of view. Dekovic and Janssens (1992) explain than an authoritarian parent establishes rules for their children and the children must obey without any complaint. These parents limit their children to freely express their feelings because they are most concerned with imposing their own point of view, they just take care to enforce their own point of view. Pikas (1961) explained that young adolescents begin the fight for their independence and they tend to need fewer rules, norms, and restrictions imposed by their parents. Young adolescent tend to be aggressive to achieve their personal freedom. Rudy and Grusec (2006) discuss authoritarian
The authoritarian parenting style is a style in which the parent has the only say. This parenting style “is based on obedience and the expectation of a child obeying without an explanation required” (McMillian). Authoritarian parents are more likely to discipline their children. Children of authoritarian parents don’t often get
At the Western Youth Network there are various background from which the children derive. Within the time I have been at my CP I have observed mainly uninvolved and authoritative parenting types. According to class, an uninvolved parent is possibly neglectful and doesn’t play a role in the child’s life. An example in my CP is when children come dirty and unclean. This shows that the parent is not paying attention to the child and is a sign of neglect. According to the text, an authoritative parenting style involves warm and open conversations but also involves firm limits. I see this with children who are very outgoing but also have manners when asked to pay attention to a mentor; however, just because a child has manners, it does not mean
In my recent psychology class we studied parenting styles. They are grouped into three different categories; authoritarian, authoritative, and overly permissive. This gave me insight into a couple of different programs I’ve watched on television.Authoritarian parents are parents that set strict rules to keep order and they usually do this without much expression of warmth and affection. “They demand obedience to authority.” (Coon & Mitterer, 2010, p. 91) When the child questions the parent, "Because I said so," is often the response. Parents tend to focus on bad behavior, and not positive behavior, and children are scolded or punished for not after the rules. Authoritative parents help their children learn to be responsible for
The primary focal point of the authoritarian style is on respect rather than parent-child relationships. Authoritarian parents are known for being strict. They lay out rules and expect their children to follow them without question, even if the child has a valid reason for questioning a decision. They establish many rules for the household and leave little or no room for negotiation on policies. Authoritarian parents also fail to explain why the rules exist because they believe that, as the parent, they are the authority on all decisions and shouldn’t be questioned.