The Effects Of Parenting Styles On Children

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As the social, emotional, and academic effects vary in children and adolescent, the choice of parenting style should be an informed decision to ensure their individual needs are met. Some children raised in dramatically different environments can later grow up to have very similar personalities. Conversely, children who are raised in the same environment can grow up to have opposite personalities. Despite these inconsistencies, researchers have found a direct correlation between parenting styles and the effects these styles have on children. Research has identified four main parenting styles based on two aspects of parenting behavior, control, and warmth. When these two aspects of parenting behavior merge, four primary parenting styles occur, authoritative, authoritarian and permissive. Authoritarian parenting provides strict parental control with little to no warmth. Authoritative parenting provides intermediate control and warmth, and permissive parenting provides little parental control and considerable warmth. Each of these parenting styles has a direct…show more content…
This is because the symptoms of such disabilities can vary significantly from person to person. Children with Autism, for instance, may exhibit symptoms that can range from the avoidance of eye contact and an intolerance of changes in routine to self- injury and aggression. Thus, the best parenting styles for the child can vary by severity of the impairment. While authoritative parenting has shown to increase academic achievement, and alleviate attachment disorders in those with disorders such as non-clinical autism (Rutgers), this may not be a viable option for children with more severe symptoms. In cases like these, the need concern for physical safety may override the need to academic success. Unfortunately, due to the complexities of these illnesses, there is just no easy
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