Overview of Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Children

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According to Webster’s dictionary, the definition of parenting is of “the process of raising and educating a child from birth to adulthood.” Have you ever pondered on how different you would be if your parents would have raised you differently? Everyone was raised differently, therefore we all will be different types of parents. We may cherish the way our parents raised and disciplined us, so we’ll utilize those techniques when we become parents. On the other side, we may despise the way our parents raised and disciplined us, therefore we’ll create our own techniques based on what we would have preferred as a child when it comes to raising our children. As a 43 year old mother, I’m proud of the way my parents raised and disciplined me and…show more content…
They may act fearful or extremely shy around others, along with having low self-esteem and have difficulties communicating in social settings. Mr. and Mrs. Harsh-Heart’s children might show more aggression when they’re not home, because their home is an overly strict environment. There will be a restriction on the child’s ability to think freely and anytime a parent doesn’t listen to the child then adds on to the child’s mental stress. In the child’s mind they are experiencing mental turmoil and this will lead to them feeling guilty, lacking self-worth and self-confidence whenever they are punished. Overall, children raised in an authoritarian household are obedient, but there’s a large possibility that they will lack self-discipline. Most psychologists agree that it is important for children to follow rules, but the authoritarian parenting style is too penal and lacks the nurture and unconditional love that children need to blossom. Contrary to Mr. and Mrs. Harsh-Heart, Mr. and Mrs. Easy-Going finds the authoritative parenting style more fitting. Unlike children raised by Mr. and Mrs. Harsh-Heart, Mr. and Mrs. Easy-Going’ children are encouraged to explore and learn independently and learn to set their own limits and personal standards. Mr. and Mrs. Easy-Going hold high standards for their children and their parenting style can be described as “democratic” (Maccoby, 1992). Mr. and Mrs. Easy-Going listens to their children, encourages
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