Parenting Styles : An Effective Parenting Style

988 Words Oct 14th, 2015 4 Pages
Parenting style can influence whether a child succeeds or merely survives. The authoritative parenting style may be an effective parenting style in theory, however like communism, it is not as effective in practice. Children need to learn through friendships and develop social skills. Being able to connect to the outside world expand the mind and imagination, giving the children skills that help them think critically. On the other hand, being a permissive parent can also damage the child’s development. While letting the children succeed on their own, they provide the child with a lack of drive and motivation to achieve.
In 1931, James Truslow Adams wrote, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement." Most Americans perceive a college education as a gateway to the American Dream. Collectively, with our current education system, to succeed means to get exemplary grades in school. And to get exemplary grades in school, you have to study harder than all the other kids. Statistically, parents who set high standards tend to have children who are more successful at school. As Amy Chua stated, “0% of the Chinese mothers believe that stressing academic success is not good for children.”
The authoritative parenting seeks to set rules and guidelines that are in the best interest of the child. The rules are set to keep the child safe and to provide a gateway to the world. However, They make it clear that they…
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