Developing An Individual 's Communication Level

1094 Words Oct 22nd, 2015 5 Pages
According to Bridge & Schrodt, (2013) (as cited in High & Scharp, 2015), families and the methods in how they communicate play a vital role in developing an individual’s communication level. Koerner and Cvancara (2002) (as cited in High & Scharp, 2015) explains that family is the first stepping stone towards the development of one’s communication. Therefore, at an early stage of life, individuals will develop their communication skills in relation of those whom they are close to, such as parents, siblings, friends, relatives, grandparents, adoptive parents and so on. Bridge & Schrodt, 2013; Koer ner & Fitzpatrick, 200 (as cited in in High & Scharp, 2015) discusses that the communication behaviors exhibit by these people are observed by the individual, who can then later imitate in a similar fashion. Parents, for example, are a great starting point for a child to develop his communication competencies. Yet different parenting styles, such as authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting, can either positively or negatively influence the child’s development and capability in his or her communication level.
According to Hall & Burch , n.d., “Authoritative parents are high in responsiveness and demandingness” (para. 1). Baumrind, 1991a, p. 62 (as cited in Harmon & Schrodt, 2012) defines parental responsiveness as “the extent to which parents intentionally foster individuality, self-regulation, and self-assertion by being attuned, supportive and acquiescent to children’s…
Open Document