Essay on Parents and their Children

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As a child grows up it may appears as a simple matter of blowing out a different number of candles each year. However, there are multiple psychological factors involved in this process. The factors include parents’ role in the child’s life, peer pressure, the culture in which the child is raised, and television. These factors work together to shape a child’s social development. Parents are seen as a child’s role model and support since birth. As a role model, their actions teach children the difference between right and wrong. As a support, they provide love and care. In addition to love, care, and knowledge, they exert control and provide discipline. Not all parents are the same because they are different individuals with different …show more content…
However, there are also parents who make few rules that are hardly reinforced. Those parents are known as permissive parents. They show more affection than control over their children, allowing the children to take control of their own actions. Children raised by permissive parents, not all, show strong correlation to impulsive behaviors and limited self-control. Then there are permissive parents who show no affection or interest in their children’s lives. Those parents are the neglecting parents. Neglecting parents are not involved in their children’s lives, resulting in social issues such as difficulty in social relationships. Neglectfulness has been correlated to delinquent in early teen years such as drugs or alcohol abuse. Other than parents, peers play a factor in development as well. Peer relationships are influences are biasedly view as negative, however they can be positive as well. Peer relationships act as socializing assembly with ideal behaviors, languages, and appearances. Because peer groups allow children to compare themselves to others their own age, they learn more about themselves. These relationships contribute to skill developing in areas like communication, such as controlling their aggression. With appearances and behaviors looked upon by peers those who act appropriately and appear attractive
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