The Parenting Styles And Choices

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“I love you! You are the best!” These are the words any parent would love to hear uttered by their children. In reality, all parents vary in parenting styles and choices. Many parents may be “the best” in their child’s eyes, even though they may raise their children differently than the neighbors that live on the same street. I had the opportunity to sit down with two different mothers to take a closer look at their parenting styles. The information I found will be presented below. Describe the demographics for your interviewees and how they were different. The first family is the Smith family (names have been changed to protect the identity of the families) which consists of a father, mother, a six year old autistic son, and a four year old daughter. The mother is a stay at home mom and is currently working on her bachelor’s in social work. The father is a physical therapy assistant. He holds an A.A.S. and is board certified with his physical therapy assistant license. This is a first marriage for both parents and both are 31 years of age. This is Caucasian, middle class, reside in a rural community, and holds Catholic religious beliefs. The second family is the Martinez family which consists of a father, mother, a seventeen year old daughter, and a fifteen year old son, and a five year old daughter. The mother is a teacher’s aide within her local school system. The father is a custodian and is self-employed. Neither parent has attended college. This is a first
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