Diana Baumrind 's Effect Of Parenting Styles On Children

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Diana Baumrind’s effect of parenting styles on children
Baumrind was born into a Jewish community in the New York’s Jewish enclaves. She was the first two daughters of Hyman and Mollie Blumberg. Diana, the eldest in an extended family of female cousins, inherited the role of eldest son, which allowed her to participate in serious conversations about philosophy, ethics, literature, and politics. She completed her B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy at Hunter College in 1948, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of California Berkeley. Baumrind completed a clinical residency as a staff psychologist at the Cowell Memorial Hospital/Kaiser Permanente (1955-1958) and was a fellow under the NIMH grant investigating therapeutic change, extending her leadership research to families and therapy groups. In her late family socialization research, she focuses on a structured (authoritative) parental leadership style. By 1960, Baumrid was affiliated with Berkeley’s Institute of Human Development, where she still directs the Family Socialization and Development Competence Project. She is known for her research on parenting styles and for her critique of deception in psychological research. Her parenting styles were based on two aspects of parenting that is found to be extremely important. The first was “Parental responsiveness”, which refers to the degree the parent responds to the child’s needs. The second was “Parental demandingness”, is the extent to which the parent…
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