Conservative Parenting Style Analysis

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The concept of different types of parenting styles has been influenced by Baum rind’s (1971) classification of parents into authoritarian, permissive and authoritive styles which has a great impact on children’s maturity, communication styles, achievement at school and other characteristics (Darling & Steinberg, 1993). It also has a great impact on children’s religious views, tolerance and involvement. Conservative and liberal parents have a drastic difference in their parenting. The definition of Conservative is “tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions” (Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, 2016) .A very recent research found that conservative parents put more emphasis on teaching that their children are…show more content…
217). In Conservative families children usually have a clear goal to be achieved, with step by step guidelines from parents to be followed. And the expectations are made clear and do not cause any confusion as expectations are made clear before every step taken. This makes the goal easier to set and achieve, it also reduces the chance of making mistakes as they are constantly followed up (Health Research Funding [HRF], 2015, p. 1) .Whereas, in liberal style of parenting which can also be referred to as permissive parenting style parents have less restrictions and expectations which implies that they are expected to regulate their life on their own (Kordi & Baharudin, 2010, p. 217). Children of liberal parents do not require reaching any expectations which results in confusion about their goals and how to accomplish them without any proper guidance and expectations. (HRF, 2015, p. 1) Achievement is defined as" the state or condition of having achieved or accomplished something" (Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, 2016). Student achievement can be defined as a student’s achievements in…show more content…
Parental involvement has a great impact on student achievement regardless of race, income level. As conservative parenting style suggest that children are expected to fulfil parent’s demands and expectations. They are more involved in their children’s life. Conservative parents have a great impact on psychosocial maturity (social knowledge and well-being). Psychosocial maturity is measured by self-reliance, work orientation and self-identity. Self-reliance is "reliance on one's own efforts and abilities"(Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, 2016), Work orientation (working skills and goals). Psychosocial maturity influences student achievement and each of these variants are directly or indirectly correlated with higher achievements. Findings from the review revealed that authoritative parenting styles were associated with higher levels of children’s school achievement. (Kordi & Baharudin, 2010,p. 218). Research in this field showed that achievement at high-school includes interaction with their families where they talk to then often about school, make future plans and keep student focused on education (Henderson & Mapp, 2002, p.
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