November 3, 2010
Professor Jeff Dunlap, Ph.D.
Parenting styles influence on development during infancy and early childhood
Nurture versus nature is a well-known controversial debate that will never be resolved. Family relationships constitute the most significant component in the development of a child. There are four components of family functioning that influence the mental growth of children. One factor is affection and nurturance. Children with parents who are affectionate and nurturing are likely to be attached to their parents compared to parents that are less affectionate in nurturing towards their children. Clarity and consistency of rules is the second aspect. Parents that have set rules that are constantly set have kids who are less likely to be noncompliant and disobedient. The third aspect is the level of expectancy that the parent has set for their child. Studies show that parents who have high expectancy towards their children have a high self-confidence, there more appreciative and they are more caring towards others. Effective open communication between the parent and the child would be the final aspect. Children who have open communication towards their parents research states that they are economically and emotionally stable. The aspects mentioned above explain various categories and together they form parenting styles. Parenting Styles
Parenting styles: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved are parenting styles. Authoritarian parents are exceedingly tough but not responsive. They have a high number of rules, and they handle disobedience by yelling, blaming, or threatening. Children living in authoritarian households don't learn to think for themselves or make good decisions. This result from being afraid to make...