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Parenting Styles - Parenting styles have been grouped into three different categories: authoritarian, permissive, and authoritative. The authoritarian approach to parenting provides children with a clear set of rules which have to be followed without question or reason, while permissive parents constantly are giving into their child’s every wish. The authoritative parenting style gives children rules along with explanations for those rules, and reinforces good behavior. Therefore parents should make sure the way they parent their children will be positive, and not negatively affect their children now or in their children’s future....   [tags: Parenting]
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Parenting Styles - Parenting is defined as rearing of a child by giving special care, love, and guidance by a parent. (Merriam-Webster) Parenting usually starts when a couple has a beautiful by-product of their mutual love and respect with each other. When a child comes into someone's life, parenting is usually a necessity when it comes to nurturing a beautiful, and a healthy child. A lot of responsibilities, sacrifices, and hard work are attached to parenting. There are four parenting styles that couples practices....   [tags: Parenting] 1430 words
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Permissive Parenting - A Public Service Announcement, PSA, is a great way to get a serious message across to an audience that would not go looking for a serious topic in life. Public Service Announcements are usually broadcast on television and can reach a lot of people at one time. There can be a PSA about any important subject. Most Public Service Announcements are used to inform people about a serious problem or issue that is going on in the world. There are Public Service Announcements about animal abuse, AIDs in Africa and even the Flu....   [tags: Parenting] 1242 words
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Parenting Styles - Webster’s dictionary defines parenting as the process of raising and education a child from birth until adulthood. Everyone has or had a caregiver, whether it be pests, animals or human beings. However, the thing that differs is the method of parenting. There are many methods of parenting, but there are only three main parts. They include authoritarian parenting style, permissive parenting style, and democratic parenting style. The next few paragraphs will give the reader a detailed description of these three parenting methods and what my parents have used in parenting me....   [tags: Parenting] 1133 words
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Parenting and culture - The universality versus cultural specificity debate both have aspects that make sense and can be applied to childhood development. On one side, supporters of the argument for the universality of parenting suggest that certain types of parenting styles will produce the same child development outcomes in different cultures. On the other hand, the argument for cultural specificity states that different parenting practices vary from culture to culture, and that culture ultimately determines the outcomes of child development....   [tags: Parenting]
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Parenting Styles - Parenting Paper Diane Baumrind’s typology has two major dimensions. The first dimension is responsiveness. In the text it mentions that responsiveness “refers to the extent in which parents respond to and meet the needs of their children.” (Knox 364). This is when parents support, encourage, and foster their children’s needs. The second dimension is demandingness which is “the matter in which parents place demands on children in regard to expectations and discipline.” (Knox 364). This is about how strict a parent is and how much control these use on their children....   [tags: Parenting]
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Parenting Education - In a perfect world, every child would be wanted and loved, and all parents would have the capacity and the desire to raise children who are healthy, mentally and physically strong, and displaying high moral integrity. Sadly, this is not the case. Some parents are, unfortunately, not interested in what happens with their children. Other parents are not pleased with what is happening in the home with their children but do not know what to do to create effective change. Still other parents are unaware that there is another way, a better way, of parenting....   [tags: Parenting ]
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Successful Parenting - Raising children has always been a challenge to parents. In spite of extensive effort that some parent make, it still presents many unanswered problems. Children learn how to become adults from the parents. Successful parenting requires the parents to have some very important qualities and characteristics. There are so many characteristics and qualities of parenting, but only three of them stand out: a high sense morality, support and good leadership. Having a good perspective of life comes from having good morals....   [tags: Parenting] 625 words
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Pastoring and Parenting - The problem with being both a pastor and a parent at the same time is finding and adhering to the distinction between shepherding the church members and being a father to one’s children. A distinction must be made between pastoring a church and parenting one’s children because of the nature of each responsibility which when combined with the other produces a difficult situation. While being a pastor requires a caring heart for one’s congregation, being a good parent requires a love for one’s children that is so deep that caring for anyone else pales in comparison....   [tags: Parenting]
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Parenting Essay - Being a parent comes with a lot of responsibility and difficult decision making. You always have your child's best interest at heart, but sometimes your child may disagree with the rules you have set down. That is why, I believe, the perfect parenting style is democratic. You can compromise with your child, but still have basic rules you want them to follow, without them feeling targeted or that you are being unfair. When i become a parent, I want to make sure my children have guidelines. I want them to be able to make their own mistakes and learn from them....   [tags: Parenting] 938 words
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An Effective Parenting Style - Parents have a major role in their children lives because of how they decided to raise their children. Parents tell their children what is right and what is wrong. According to the Wikipedia, “Parenting style is a psychological construct representing standard strategies that parents use in their child rearing.” As parents use the technique to raise their children, they also shaped their value and personality. “Parenting style considers the balance between two aspects of parenting, namely, control, and warmth” (Ginsburg, Durbin, Garcias-Espana, Kalicka, and Winston, p....   [tags: Parenting]
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In Defense of Permissive Parenting - In Defense of Permissive Parenting In the article “In Defense of Permissive Parenting” Tony Decouple addresses how parenting skills can be a great effect to children. According to a pair of new studies, they state how minor communication style can have an impact to children. A Mexican-American woman by the name of Xenia was in a store with her four years old son named Paulson; she had to battle his son over buying a soft drink. There are several studies that can help parents to raise their children....   [tags: Parenting] 666 words
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The Art of Democratic Parenting - When children are growing up, they often wonder why their friend’s parents act differently than theirs. Some might even complain to their parents by saying “But my friend’s parents let her do that” or “My friend’s parents bought him/her this toy”. Although, it may be hard to explain to your child why it is important for you to say no to something’s, it will be better for them in the long run. Some parents may not realize but everyday things such as food choices, toy or games they play with and the responsibilities they have at home can affect their lives forever and they will pass on the things you taught them to their children one day....   [tags: Parenting] 1138 words
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Parenting Styles: The Effect on Your Child - In my recent psychology class we studied parenting styles. They are grouped into three different categories; authoritarian, authoritative, and overly permissive. This gave me insight into a couple of different programs I’ve watched on television.Authoritarian parents are parents that set strict rules to keep order and they usually do this without much expression of warmth and affection. “They demand obedience to authority.” (Coon & Mitterer, 2010, p. 91) When the child questions the parent, "Because I said so," is often the response....   [tags: Parenting]
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Why I Believe in Attachment Parenting - Abstract The essay provides an introduction to Attachment Parenting. It covers why I believe it is a valid and important way to parent. It believes that children need to have firm foundation of attachment in order to have proper brain development. I cover why I believe so much in this parenting style. It is a very connected way to raise and respond to children. It covers the elements that make-up this parenting style including: co-sleeping and baby wearing. Also, cover some of the objections to this parenting style and address them with counter claims....   [tags: Parenting ]
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Awareness of Parenting Style/Practices and the Effect on Adolescent Identity - Adolescents are involved in the difficult task of identifying themselves and making important life decisions. (Smits, Soenens, Vansteenkiste, Luyckx, & Goossens, 2010). The support from parents seems to greatly assist adolescents in their identity formation process. Two theories that have been used in research to examine adolescent identity are the psychosocial development of adolescents and Bandura’s social learning theory. Psychosocial development as theorized by Erikson has eight stages through which a healthily developing human should pass from infancy to late adulthood (Kail & Cavanaugh, 2010)....   [tags: Parenting]
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The Challenge and Responsibility of Parenting - Children are the future of the world and need to be nurtured and educated in the best conditions. Thus, parenting is one of the most challenging and admirable responsibilities that people can experience. Parenting plays important roles in the development of children’s characteristics. Some people nurture children depending on their own ways. Others get advice from friends or books. Parenting can be divided into three groups: authoritative, permissive, and democratic parenting. The first group is authoritative parenting....   [tags: Parenting, children, family, parenting styles,] 695 words
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A Study on Gay Parenting - Homosexuality has been a sensitive subject in society for a long time, and in recent years, it has sparked both support and controversy in areas such as legalizing gay and lesbian marriage and various other matters that have arisen surrounding the movement towards equality of treatment and integration into society. One of these matters that has garnered attention is gay parenting. With some states now allowing same-sex marriage or unions, the next step being taken is starting a family. There has been wide speculation into sexual orientation and whether it has an impact on homosexuals and their abilities to be good parents....   [tags: Homosexuality, Parenting]
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The Debate over Gay Parenting - Over the last several decades, gay rights have been a growing topic in the public and in the court rooms. Recently, the debate about gays having the right or ability to parent has become a hot topic, due to the expanding gay community. There are typically two stances taken on the topic of gay parenting: it’s wrong and should be illegal or it’s normal and should be legal. While the norms, stereotypes and debates about gay parenting have varied over the years, today there seems to be a positive consensus when it comes to the beliefs about children being raised by homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexuality, Parenting]
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Dealing with Poor Parenting - As a teacher in a high-need school, I expect to encounter many various challenges ranging from lack of supplies to administration blunders and difficult coworkers. Of all the trying situations a teacher is faced with in his or her career, most challenging would be poor parenting. Parents have the greatest influence in a child’s development. They have the greatest impact on their children in most if not all aspects of the child’s personality and outlook on life. Parents, as caregivers and guides, have a responsibility to push their children into the world and to encourage their children to work hard towards their goals....   [tags: Parenting, schools, ] 590 words
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The Four Parenting Styles and Children's Outcomes - As a parent, I’ve made it one of my life’s goals to influence my children’s social and instrumental development and influence their outcome into adulthood. Many theories of parenting style have been developed over the years. Diana Baumrind has formed four styles of parenting authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and uninvolved. Although all categories of parenting are associated with the defined styles of parenting, the outcome of the child is as diverse as the parenting types. Authoritative parenting is an affectionate type of parenting....   [tags: Parenting, parenting Styles, Children, family, ] 405 words
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Parenting Styles: What They Are and Why They Matter - ... Correspondingly, Health and Fitness writer Charlotte Hilton Andersen as cited by the “Issues and Controversies” had reported that, a 2007 study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showing that the highest female suicide rate in the country is for Asian-American women aged 15–24, who are often raised by tiger moms that practice the role of the Authoritarian Parenting Style. (Issues and Controversies). Studies advocate that not only is Authoritarian Parenting related to depression and anxiety but also Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)....   [tags: Most Effective Parenting Styles with Children ]
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Parenting Styles and Children's Development - Parenting Styles and Children's Development There are several parenting styles which guide children throughout their life. These parenting styles can be either good or bad and this will have an effect on the child; either a positive or a negative one. This essay investigates the parenting styles from which emerge questions about the role of the mother and the father. It also focuses on the ways that either too much mothering or too much fathering might have an effect on the child’s identity later on in its life....   [tags: Parenting Child Children Essays]
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Various Aspects of Parenting - Various Aspects of Parenting Introduction I. Transition to parenting A) Major influences on parenting The transition into parenthood isn’t an easy one there are major influences on parenthood and child rearing practices which can be put into four different factors, these are social, political, cultural and economic. Social influences are concerned with how people in society live and work together and the way people in groups behave and interact. Political factors are concerned with how changing legislation affects parenting and child rearing....   [tags: Parenting Parents Children] 1613 words
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How Technology has Impacted Parenting - Ever feel vanquished in the shifting, forever changing worlds of technology and mass media. Most parents today work hard trying to find a balance between trying to keep up, and staying ahead of what their children are doing. Between devices like cell phones, iPods, and other music players that have access to the Internet, game systems as great as yesterdays computers, and with all of this exposure to mass media, how can you be sure your child is being exposed to suitable content. As kids get older, too much screen time can intervene with activities such as being physically active, reading, doing homework, playing with others, and being with family....   [tags: Parenting]
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parenting - There are some grounds to assume that a cognitive dissonance is involved in feeling that children are more a satisfaction than a nuisance. Why do people bother with parenting. It is time consuming, exhausting, strains otherwise pleasurable and tranquil relationships to their limits. Still, humanity keeps at it: breeding. It is the easiest to resort to Nature. After all, all living species breed and most of them parent. We are, all taken into consideration, animals and, therefore, subject to the same instinctive behaviour patterns....   [tags: essays research papers] 3102 words
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The Best Long-term Parenting Solution for Bella and Dante Martin - This letter to will assist you in determining the best long-term parenting solution for Bella and Dante Martin. It is my understanding that Eric and Elizabeth Martinez are requesting permanent custody, specifically as adoptive parents. The ideal candidates are Eric and Elizabeth. They possess requisite attributes of character, family history, community service, and provide a family home that is healthy, safe, and loving. Furthermore, they are diligent in their pursuit to instill character and uncompromising values, and provide all essential resources to afford their children opportunities for life-long advancement and personal growth....   [tags: parenting solutions, adoption, ] 928 words
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Developmental Views of Parenting Style and Effectiveness - Developmental Views of Parenting Style and Effectiveness Parenting effectiveness and influence have been studied by developmental psychologists who have been interested in the role of parenting and how it may affect the success or failure of children. An important aspect to this area of research is parenting styles. There have been four styles noted and each may have differing outcomes for the children in later life: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and unengaged/uninvolved....   [tags: Papers Parents Parenting Raising Kids Essays]
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The 5 Best Four Letter Words In Parenting - The 5 Best Four Letter Words In Parenting    Parenting is one of the most challenging tasks in the world.    Unfortunately, more and more parents are opting for the  easy way out and not promoting healthy development in  their children. More and more parents are focusing on the  intellectual development of the children, ignoring the  psychological and sociological development.    What should parent do in developing their children. Are there  enough words to help develop a truly well rounded adult....   [tags: Parents Parenting Children] 1035 words
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Authoritative Parenting - Introduction Parenting a child from infant to the adult stage is a full-time responsibility that every parent takes on. The type of style used to socialize their children to conform adequately to the expected standards of conduct to function successfully in their society is the option that is decided by each parent. Since there are different ways of parenting a child, it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that the child’s behavior is sufficient to live in society let alone act compliant in it as well....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Parenting Styles - ... Amy Chua, a well-respected professor at Yale Law School, recently wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal that describes how she raised extremely successful and talented children. It is clear by this article that Chua falls neatly into the authoritarian style of parenting, but not without results. She is absolutely correct that her method can work; however, it can just as easily backfire. When I was very young, my father decided that since I was naturally strong and muscular, I needed boxing lessons....   [tags: parents, children, authoritative, growth patterns]
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Parenting Styles - When my first child was born I there was considerable interest in Mozart CDs. These Cd's were marketed with the promise that playing them would enrich the intellectual and creative development of my child. Behind the popularity of selling products on such an idea is an unfortunate theme: Parenting can be done quickly and with little inconvenience. The reality is that good parenting does not require classical music, but instead time and effort. As children grow from infancy into adolescence the role of parenting broadens....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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The Differences in Parenting - Parenting styles are different across different cultures, religions, social economic status, political ideologies, and socially accepted constructs (Class, 10/11/11). The Macoby parenting paradigm of psychological constructs, describes four parenting styles based on parent’s demandingness and warmth (Class, 10/11/11). Parenting styles also reflects the disciplinary techniques used by parents. The parent-child relationship is a crucial factor in shaping the lives of a child. However, this causal association may be disproportionately unequal....   [tags: Family Studies]
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Parenting Styles - I grew up in a high conformity low conversation household or as Carter refers to it as order without freedom (Carter, 2005, p.7). Carter discusses that two types of children emerge from this parenting style the blindly compliant child and the rebellious child (Carter, 2005, p.7). While interviewing my mother Naomi Hernandez and aunt Betsy Giraldo I realized that they had high conformity low conversation parenting styles. I have always considered myself to balance between these two tensions, but have noticed a feeling of insecurity in my decision making at times....   [tags: Psychology]
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Gay Parenting - ... The type of traditional family is starting to change. Nearly one-fourth of the children that live in the United States are living with one parent (“Gay Parenting” 2). The need for adoption is among the world today. In reference to Pappas, homosexuals are a “powerful resource” for children that need to be adopted and taken into a new, warm, and loving home (Pappas 2). “Normal” parents suggest that homosexuals contribute to the decision of their children becoming gay. However, in an interview conducted with Jane Doe, who has homosexual mothers, stated, “Family to me, is where love is spread throughout and equally to all members of the family, and family is spending time with each other and not to let anyone stand in the way of my family.” When she was asked does her mothers affect her current relationships, she said, “I am who I am, neither of my mothers can affect that, and I have never had the thought of being homosexual at all....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, marriage, family]
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The Untitled Mommy vs. Daddy Project: Gender Roles in Parenting - The bond between a parent and child is unlike any other; however, the relationship between the daughter and her mother and between the daughter and her father can differ greatly, but usually contain the same key points. There are certain circumstances in which a daughter will go to her mom in preference to her father for particular advice, permissions, or compensation, and to her father over her mother for other reasons. For example, the parents’ punishments, advice, rules, and willingness to grant permissions and favors may vary, prompting the child to go to different parents to accomplish different goals....   [tags: parenting, family, ] 937 words
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Parenting Styles - Parenting Styles Parenting styles are as diverse as parents themselves. Parenting is one of the most challenging and difficult responsibilities a person can face. The way a family is structured is called the parenting style. Parenting styles are collections of parental attitudes, practices, and non-verbal expressions that characterize the nature of parent-child relationships. Because individuals learn how to parent from many different examples including their own parents, role models, society and life experiences....   [tags: Raising Children Parents Essays Papers] 1395 words
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Single Parenting - Single Parenting Single parents and their children constitute a rapidly increasing population. In the past single parenting was seen as a broken system, these units today provide a viable alternative to nuclear families (Kleist, 1999, p. 1). In looking at the characteristics of single parents raising healthy children, I will describe some of the challenges unique to single parenting, and review positive parenting techniques shown to be effective. Social Development has not prepared individuals to be single parents....   [tags: Divorced Parents Children Health Essays]
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Teen Parenting - Why Teen Parenting should be delayed. Raising a child isn't an easy thing to do. Raising a child while the parents are still in their teens is even harder. Dealing with the day to day chores that involves a baby and trying to work and get an education is very stressful on any teen. Teen Parenting should be delayed because it is very difficult to handle, some can’t handle it. One of my friends is a teen mom, and she wouldn't wish a teen pregnancy on any teen. Trying to work, go to school, raise a baby and still having some growing up to do is nowhere near easy....   [tags: essays research papers] 594 words
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Gay Parenting - Gay Parenting Steve Lofton and his partner, Roger Croteau live in fear each day of having their foster-son, Bert, taken away from them and placed with another family. Steve and Roger can not adopt Bert, who is 10 years old, because a Florida law banning gays from adopting prohibits it. Bert, along with four other children, has been in the care of Steve and Roger since he was an infant. If he is taken away from them, he will lose the only family he has ever known. Since June 1977, Florida has denied gays and lesbians from adopting children on the basis of morality and the supposed danger to the children (“Suit”)....   [tags: Expository Adoption Gay Adopting Essays]
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Good Parenting - Good Parenting What makes a good parent. People have always tired to find out the answer, because what makes a good parent makes a good family and what makes a good family makes a good society and finally what makes a good society makes the world we live in a good one. Actually it is family where all the social ills come from. It is family that predetermines what kind of society we will have tomorrow, because the society of tomorrow will be born to and moulded in the family of today. So if we want to find out what makes a good parent and try to change the society we'll be living in we've got to start right now....   [tags: Personal Essays Family Parents Children ] 1080 words
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The Four Types of Parenting Styles - With over three hundred million Americans and over six billion people worldwide parenting skills are essential to maintain a healthy society. Parenting involves many aspects and requires many skills. It is a time to nurture, instruct, and correct to develop fundamental skills children will need to be mature, responsible, and contributing adults to a society. There are four commonly identified parenting styles; authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved parenting. Of the four parenting styles, two remain on opposite ends of the parenting spectrum....   [tags: Classification Essays] 882 words
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Comparison of Parenting Styles - It can be said for most parents that they want their children to grow up to be successful contributing members of society. Being a parent is a difficult, yet rewarding task. But why do some types of parenting result in juvenile delinquency while others find success. There are four generally recognized parenting styles and are categorized: authoritarian, permissive, neglectful, and authoritative. This essay will break down the various styles, its type(s) of discipline and effectiveness. The authoritarian style of parenting is control focused and militaristic in approach....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison]
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Single-Gender Parenting in America - Introduction Throughout recent decades, homosexual relationships have become common within the United States. Along with receiving the ability to marry, some homosexual couples have embraced same-sex parenting, and have been granted the right to adopt children. These practices have been met with a lot of criticism in the United States from people who believe that the parental structure should only include a mother and father (Biblarz & Stacey, 2009a). Some of the reasons that people may be against same-gender parenting include fear of a gender identity crisis that may lead to homosexuality for the child, and the idea that children of same-gender parents are subject to social problems as a result of being parented by two mothers or two fathers....   [tags: Nontradition Families]
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Parenting in Different Aspects - ... But there are some parents who would argue that the way Chinese mothers’ parent is of some form of abuse. Because if a Western mother were to find out that another parent forced her young daughter to pull an all-nighter of piano practice, refusing to give her water or bathroom breaks, or tried to force a 3-year-old to do better at her first piano lesson by making her stand outside in 20-degree weather until she relented, they suspect that Social Services would be knocking at the door. Also how the article says that the Chinese mother would tell their child "Hey fatty lose some weight" or "You're lazy “ (Chua, 2011)....   [tags: Discipline, Abuse, Chinese, Contrasts]
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Controversial Parenting Techniques - In today's world there are numerous controversial topics. One that falls under the radar commonly is parenting techniques. Even if the thought is not orally expressed, everyone thinks they know the best way to raise a child. Who knows all the correct answers in parenting. It would be ignorant to believe a single person does. There are multiple aspects to parenting; discipline, education, moral values, and protection. Parents play a vital role by influencing children during their growth. David Bly said,"Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be." This should be taken into consideration by each parent....   [tags: Child Development] 1977 words
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In Support of Parenting Education - In an perfect world, every child would be wanted and loved, and all parents would have the capacity and the desire to raise children who are healthy, mentally and physically strong, and displaying high moral integrity. Sadly, this is not the case. Some parents are, unfortunately, not much interested in what happens with their children. Other parents are not pleased with what is happening in the home with their children but do not know what to do to create effective change. Still other parents are unaware that there is another way, a better way, of parenting....   [tags: Child Development]
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Two Distinct Parenting Approaches - ... The constant supervision exerted by Tim’s parents, however, fostered in him odium towards reading and various other intellectual and athletic activities which are meant to be enjoyable. Thus, it is more advantageous to exercise less control over children than to regulate every aspect of their lives, as Tim’s parents did by requiring daily “leisure” reading time, discouraging him from participating in specific sports, and pressuring him to do well academically. First, while Tim’s parents required daily reading time, my own parents did not....   [tags: Laissez-Faire, Narrative] 817 words
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Same Sex Parenting and Children - There are critics who feel that the stigma in our society toward gays being accepted is a conflict of issues. This form of relation may affect the welfare of a child’s upbringing. The prospect of a nontraditional upbringing in a same-sex partnership, or marriage ought to be a problem when raising children. Some feel that there is no real negative influence that this form of parenting has on a child. Politics has raised concern, but there is a limited amount of research in this area to corroborate this concern....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Same Sex Parenting and Adoption - ... Also, VA code 63.2-1225 states that “In determining the appropriate home in which to place a child for adoption, a married couple or an unmarried individual shall be eligible to receive placement of a child for purposes of adoption.” The Commonwealth of Virginia takes into consideration the birth parents of the child and holds the position that adoptive parents must meet the requirements for the “best interests of the child”. Specifically, in code section § 63.2-1205 the following requirements are stated: In determining whether the valid consent of any person whose consent is required is withheld contrary to the best interests of the child, or is unobtainable, the circuit court or juvenile and domestic relations district court, as the case may be, shall consider all relevant factors, including the birth parent(s)' efforts to obtain or maintain legal and physical custody of the child; whether the birth parent(s) are currently willing and able to assume full custody of the child; whether the birth parent(s)' efforts to assert parental rights were thwarted by other people; the birth parent(s)' ability to care for the child; the age of the child; the quality of any previous relationship between the birth parent(s) and the child and between the birth parent(s) and any other minor children; the duration and suitability of the child's present custodial environment; and the effect of a change of physical custody on the child....   [tags: adoption, homosexuality, family law] 1654 words
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Parenting Across Cultures - Parents have their beliefs and practices when rearing their children, they share their customs and beliefs with their families to guide and support their families. Parents hope to share their practices from generation to generation, however when immigrants relocate other to countries they adapt to new ways of living (Two Parents, 2009). Immigrants relocate to provide their families with financial stability and better education. Some immigrants face obstacles when they relocate to North America, such as language barriers, discipline issues, and little involvement in their child’s education....   [tags: Social Issues, Rearing Children] 1008 words
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Young Adult Parenthood - Generations these days believe that parenthood is based on only having children without considering that this stage in life is more complex than what we tend to believe. Most new parents are not financially stable and once faced with the situation of being a parent, they realize that the stress of not being able to provide the basic necessities can be unbearable. Being a successful parent is a learning process, there must be an awareness that mistakes will be made. There must be compromises made by both parents thus not to confuse the child, especially when both parents have different religious beliefs....   [tags: Parenting]
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Values Portrayed in Popular Media - While values portrayed in popular media can be educational and entertaining nevertheless the character traits of humility and submissiveness presented are based on the abilities and understanding of man. Harmless biblical parents may think, but of late some of these programs have moved into areas that have a subliminal message that opposes Gods core values. The area of concern portrayed in popular media of family values should set off alarms in our hearts and souls as parents. Urie Bronfenbrenner (1917 – 2005) explains the theory about the ecology of human development the important role this influence has on the social and the behavior training on the young developing child (Lang, 2005)....   [tags: Parenting ]
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Being A Good Parent - There are many different things that I take into consideration when it comes to parenting. Parents have many different responsibilities but there are three in particular that I think are very important. Being a good role model is important, as well as listening to your children and disciplining them appropriately. If you want to be a good parent you have to put your kids first. The first responsibility that I think is very important is being a good example for your kids. Parents are examples for their kids whether they like it or not....   [tags: Parenting] 481 words
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Paternity Leave - In this modern day and age, we are often surrounded with challenges that exists within society. Challenges includes pressures from work and family responsibilities. In Singapore's context, the government often highlight pressing issues such as declining growth rate and aging population. The manifestation of ideas such as promoting marriage and replenishing the population by it's citizen would be a feasible idea in the public eyes. While the idea is the initial, yet difficult, step to tackle population woes, there is also a dire need to address issues that comes hand-in-hand with the policy being implemented....   [tags: Parenting]
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Effective Parenting-Early Development, Various Parenting Styles and Discipline - Parents act as the first teachers in a child's life. Both mothers and fathers can have very unique influences on their children. Mothers and fathers parent differently, however, both maternal and paternal figures are essential in healthy development. Together both parents teach their children many things including how to eat, walk, talk and underlying emotions such as love, trust and happiness. Oppositely parents may also teach their kids, often unknowing of the effects they are causing, distrust, anger, and contempt....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Parenting Style of the Watsons - Parenting styles are very important in influencing children’s behavior, and the styles form the context in which children’s behavior might occur (Fox para. 2). There are four different types of parenting styles. These styles, developed by child psychologist Diana Baumrind, who provides a majority of the information found in the book Understanding Children and Adolescents,include authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and neglectful/uninvolved (Forsyth 376). In the extremely funny children’s book The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, the author Christopher Paul Curtis uses the family’s life and adventure as a way of showing many characteristics of a particular parenting style used on the children....   [tags: Teaching Essays]
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The Psychology of Parenting Styles - The Psychology of Parenting Styles Would you have come out different if your parents used a different parenting style. If you are considered “cool” now could you have come out a nerd if your parents would have used a different parenting style. “Parenting style is one of the primary determinants of your child’s outcome whether he succeeds, achieves, meets the challenges, flounders, gives up, or runs from or fails in handling life.” (6) The purpose of this paper is to describe the outcomes, processes, labor, and techniques of parenting in a psychological point of view....   [tags: Psychological Raising Children Parents Essays]
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The Controversy of Gay Parenting - The Controversy of Gay Parenting Gay parenting is an issue that affects a great number of people worldwide. Although the number is a minority, the issue still causes heated debate. People who are in favor of Gay, Lesbian, and Bi-Sexual parenting rights claim that as long as there is a commitment to parenthood then successful parenting is achievable as a homosexual or bi-sexual. Since within a gay couple there is no chance for accidental pregnancy, the couple must make a conscious decision to become a parent....   [tags: Papers] 974 words
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