Being A Parent Is The Most

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Being a parent is the most “challenging yet rewarding experience”, as stated by Baumrind, who devoted her early life in the 1960’s studying the different parenting styles, and who also later discovered four dimensions with which each parenting style differed upon. These were: parents’ warmth/ nurturance, discipline strategy, communication skills and expectations of maturity. Every so often, as children are continually developing, parents’ ask, “What could I have done differently?” What society has failed to shed light upon is the depth of communication and nurturance that needs to be present in not just a healthy parent – child relationship, but all relationships. As society continues to advance, it is of no surprise that children too, are evolving as a highly individualistic population, as they are of the technological age. With the lack of healthy relationships and communication, ones sense of awareness and self-esteem are decreasing as Einstein stated, “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” To be able to understand the importance between parenting styles and how it effects the child, years of psychological research have taken in most aspects and developed three main styles of parenting: authoritarian, authoritative and permissive. It is of great importance to realize that nature and heredity both play major roles in the development of a child, as well as how you raise them that influences who they
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