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Parenting Styles

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Anisha Khanna

on 5 June 2013

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Pros Parenting Styles and their Impact on Children Pros More likely to become independent
Child and parent will be "buddies"
Lots of freedom bumpy
strong What are the Characteristics of a Rock? sharp
sturdy What are the Characteristics
of a Marshmallow? soft
squishy flexible
sweet What are the
of a Tennis Ball? "Hard on the outside and
soft on the inside" tough
bouncy firm
squishy Parenting Styles
Some parents also learn that they don’t want to parent the way their parents did, and discard those methods

The four major parenting styles include Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive and Uninvolved A parenting style is a psychological construct representing standard strategies that parents use in day to day situations

There are many different theories and opinions on the best ways to parent children Authoritarian Parent (Rock) An extremely strict form of parenting that expects a child to adhere to rules and regulations set out by parents with little or no input from child “Obedience and status oriented” High in parental demandingness (control of child) Low in parental responsiveness (nurturing aspect of child) Permissive
Parent (Marshmallow) Authoritative Parent (Tennis Ball) Characterized by some freedom within moderate limits
Respect themselves and the child (respect children’s ideas,

 interests and personal qualities)
Parents take the leadership role in activities and child’s behaviour
Know how to temper control with encouragement and support Firm but FLEXIBLE The Effects
on Children of
Authoritarian Parenting? Characteristics: Lots of rules
No compromise between parent and child
Children are punished/given consequences for their behaviour
Discipline is immediate, predictable, often embarrassing
Standards at set and must be followed
Children are not able to speak to parents (not given choices or opinions)
Yelling/Spanking Children tend to associate obedience and success with love
Children display more aggressive behaviors outside of the home
Others may act fearful or overly shy with others-Often have lower self esteem
Feel pressured to conform
Usually rebel against parents at certain ages (15-18) Held to high standards
Accomplish well in school
Disciplined at home Cons Not independent, always rely on their parents
No rewards for good behaviour, can cause that behaviour to change Low self esteem The Effects on Children of Authoritative Parenting Child becomes respectful of others but more importantly him/herself
Child is able to make own decisions based on logical thinking
Child is responsible as he/she understands what needs to be done and the consequences of his/her action
Child becomes secure and confident Characterized by a lack of rules and little or no discipline
Child has more control
It often rely on bribes of snacks, toys or activities in order to get children to behave
Parent is seen more as a friend than a parent Characteristics:
offers little guidance on behaviour
does not teach problem-solving methods to the child
believes there is little you can do about negative emotions other than ride them out
freely accepts all emotional expressions from the child Effects on
Children of
Permissive Parenting Lack self-discipline
Sometimes have poor social skills
May be self-involved and demanding May feel insecure due to the lack of boundaries and guidance (Longwood, 2003) Cons More prone to poor decisions
Learn to not respect others
Will learn to question love Uninvolved Parent Similar to a Permissive Parent
Sometimes referred to as neglectful parenting
A style characterized by a lack of responsiveness to a child's needs
While they provide for basic needs like food and shelter, they are uninvolved in their children's lives
Offer little or no supervision Impact on Child Must learn to provide for themselves
Fear becoming dependent on other people
Are often emotionally withdrawn
Feel fear, anxiety or stress due to the lack of family support Different from Permissive Parenting Permissive parent will take responsibility of child's actions, while uninvolved will not By: Anisha Khannna, Sameena Damji, and Eunice Kim Authoritarian Parent: Parent > Child
Permissive Parent: Parent < Child
Authoritative Parent: Parent = Child
Uninvolved Parent: Parent ? Child What Is in the Hands? NOTHING
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