Diana Baumrind's Parenting Styles in Psychology

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In the early 1960’s, the psychologist Diana Baumrind identified the three parenting styles in psychology, authoritarian parenting, authoritative parenting, and permissive parenting. All of these parenting styles are seen today throughout everyone’s lives. All of these parenting styles can affect a person differently and studies have shown that depending on what style a person has been raised with can affect whom that person becomes and how they behave in life. The first style of parenting is authoritarian parenting. In this style of parenting, children are expected to do exactly what they are told with no exceptions. The child has a very strict set of rules and very limited freedom. These parents have established rules and guidelines for their child and expect them to be followed. If a child fails at something, the failure usually results in some form of punishment. Not only that but when this failure happens, most of the time the parents do not explain the why and how they failed and do not help them to find a solution to the problem. Authoritarian parents normally do not explain the reason for their rules or why they have been set in place, they just expect the child to follow these guidelines and not break them. If the child asks for an explanation for something, such as why they did something wrong, or why they have certain rules, most of these parents will say, because I made the rules and you need to follow them, or figure it out. They never really give a
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