Spirit Of Open Communication Analysis

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According to our text book ͞Authoritarian parents often focus their attention on rules and enforcing them, instead of bonding and fostering a warm relationship with children͟. ( Bartol, Curt R) My older sister and I are definitely products of authoritarian parenting. No flexibility or discussions about feelings,
The rules were set and we followed them because ͞it’s my way or the highway͟ my dad would say. My mom’s go to response was ͞because I said so!͟ My parents always told us that they loved us but it did not always feel that way. With such a one sided relationship and the absence of open communication, establishing a connection as adults is hard. However, by the time my younger sister was born they had changed to more of an authoritative style. Colleen is …show more content…

The hallmark of the family led by authoritative parents is reasoned discussion punctuated with social controls.͟(͞Bartol,Curt R͟) On the opposite end of the parenting spectrum is permissive and neglectful parenting styles. Lax rules and scares boundaries, Permissive parents are accepting of their children’s behavior whatever they maybe and exhibit little authority over their children. One of the most egregious examples of permissive parenting and the fallout that accompanies it is that of Ethan ͞Affluenza͟ Couch. Couch received only 10 years’ probation for the car accident that killed three and left one of Couch’s passengers a paraplegic. A psychiatrist for the defense testified that ͞The teen never learned to say that you’re sorry if you hurt someone. If you hurt someone, you sent him money, He never learned that sometimes you don’t get your way. He had the cars and he had the money. He had freedoms that no young man would be able to handle.͟ ( His statement directly coincides with the information that our text book provides ͞Permissive parents have long been faulted both for lack of discipline and lack

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