Effective Parenting-Early Development, Various Parenting Styles and Discipline

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Parents act as the first teachers in a child's life. Both mothers and fathers can have very unique influences on their children. Mothers and fathers parent differently, however, both maternal and paternal figures are essential in healthy development. Together both parents teach their children many things including how to eat, walk, talk and underlying emotions such as love, trust and happiness. Oppositely parents may also teach their kids, often unknowing of the effects they are causing, distrust, anger, and contempt. Every parent parents differently using various methods, styles, and techniques. Though traditional nucleic family rolls are dying or reversing, maternal influences still tend to be more prominent than paternal influences …show more content…
There are different forms of attachment. Secure attachment has been achieved when the mother (or whomever is the primary care giver to which they have attached, using mother as an example) leaves and the child misses her and tries to be near her when she returns again. Secure attachment is ideally what is healthy for the child. Insecure attachment develops when the attachment is not secure. There are two types of insecure attachment, avoidant and ambivalent. Insecure-avoidant attachment is present when the child is anxious and avoids their mother upon her return. Insecure-ambivalent attachment is present when the child is anxious at her departure, however has mixed emotions upon her return; in this case the child would want to seek her closeness but fight it at the same time. Every parent is different in how they raise their children. The set manner with which a parent decides to raise its child would be their parenting style. There are various parenting styles. In a household where an authoritarian parent reigns strict rules are set forth and expected to be followed explicitly, orders are given often without a reason just an explanation that they must be followed; in these homes children have very little rights with great amounts of responsibility. Authoritative parents, on the other hand, still have consistent rules which the reasoning's for are typically explained, however love and care for the children are well
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