Parenting Styles And Its Effect On Children Essay

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When it comes to parenthood we all have something to add, a unique situation or opinion based on how we were raised, or how we raise-or plan on raising-our own children. With this said it is undeniable that parenting styles and their effectiveness vary. In research, parenting styles have been split into four categories the authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and the uninvolved. Within these categories, researches have attempted to map the effectiveness of parenting styles and the positive and negative outcomes of each. Despite the eclectic and commonly erratic nature of family structures, practices, and norms, we can start to break apart the authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved parenting styles, in attempt to recognize the most effective methods involved with raising children. Diana Baumrind, PHD of Psychology and known for her work on parenting styles and developmental psychology, first proposed three parenting styles, authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive. She later expanded these to include a fourth, splitting the permissive into two, the permissive indulgent and permissive uninvolved. (1). Defining the four parenting styles is ultimately a balance between two variables within parenting styles. These are, sensitive or responsiveness, and parental demand for obedience. Dr. Maryann Rosenthal author of Be a Parent Not a Pushover puts it thusly, “How much obedience parents demand, how much freedom they grant, and how these two behaviors mesh
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