The Effects Of Parenting Styles On Kids

1155 Words Dec 14th, 2015 5 Pages
“Focus more about who your child is than on what your child does. Remember, you’re growing a person, not fixing a problem” L.R. Knost. To see the importance of different parenting techniques, one must look at the Authoritative, Authoritarian, Permissive, and Lenient parenting techniques. Over the years parenting styles have changed drastically. In the mid twentieth century, parents weren’t as concerned about their children but as the years progressed on, parents became more aware of what was going on with their children and what their children were up to. According to AHA parenting, there are four types of parenting styles: Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive, and uninvolved otherwise known as lenient (AHA Parenting). A study conducted by Baumrind with one hundred preschool aged kids shows the effects that different parenting styles have on kids. Authoritarian Parenting, otherwise known as “strict” parenting, typically expects adolescents to obey the rules that are set in place by the parent or legal guardian. If the child fails to obey this rule that is set, they will be punished.The Authoritarian parent is the type of parent who doesn’t tell the child why there is a punishment for their action but instead responds to the child with the “because I said so” explanation. Although these parents have high expectations, they don’t relate well with the child and don’t cooperate well with excuses from the child. Authoritarian parents have high standards for their children…
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