Parenting Styles

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Parenting Styles

ECE355 Understanding Behavior and Family Dynamics
Nancy Edwards
May 20, 2012

Abstract
When our children are born they are not given to us with instructions on what is the right way of parenting. The ways of parenting come in different forms, and as each child grows and develops different, parents raise each child differently. In this paper I will analyses two parenting styles, authoritarian and uninvolved parents. These two parenting styles are as different as night and day. In this paper we will learn just what the difference are and how they affect the child. Do these parenting styles affect the child’s behavior in the classroom? These are the questions that will be answered in the paper and in hopes that we can understand more about parenting and the effects on children. Parenting Styles They say that the hardest job in the world is being a parent, and I tend to agree with that statement. Parenting is a complex job that includes specific behaviors. These specific behaviors work individually and also together to help shape our children’s lives and what outcomes may be. There are many different things that we do as parents that influence our children, from reading a book with them, or spending time with them, or maybe watching them participate in extracurricular activities. All these things that we do will affect a child’s development. To love a child is to teach a child to love. Diana Baumrind’s concept of parenting, that parenting styles are used to capture normal variations in the parents attempt to control and socialize their children (Baumrind 1991). Even though parents may differ as how to discipline or teach their children and differ as to the extent at which occurs, one thing still remains; a parent’s primary goal is to influence, teach, and control their children (Darling 1999). As a parent we are consider to be either a responsive parent...
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