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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Pros and Cons of Parenting Styles - Have you ever felt trapped by your parents. Maybe there was even a time that you really wanted to go out with a friend and your parents kept telling you one thing, “No.” Why is it that they always say that. Are they afraid themselves of what may or may not happen. Well let me tell you something, the way that i was brought up, is a lot like the article “The Allegory of The Cave” by Plato. The main idea of this article is about how a few prisoners were trapped inside a cave. The prisoners were only aloud to face one direction and they were not aloud to move from left or right....   [tags: What's Your Parenting Style?]
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The Negative Impact of Helicopter Parenting - A recent study was conducted to observe the parental and behavioral connection of helicopter parenting and establish measure of helicopter parenting that was noticeable from other types of parental control. The participants of this study included 438 undergraduate students from four universities in the United States. Three hundred twenty of which were women and 118 were men, and at least one of their parents. The results shown revealed that helicopter parenting carried a separate aspect from both behavioral and psychological control, and that it was positively associated with behavioral and psychological control....   [tags: Helicopter Parenting Essays] 1000 words
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The Benefits of Helicopter Parenting - As termed from an encyclopedia article on parenting, helicopter parenting is an expression used in the media to express contempt or disapproval of parents. Helicopter parents simply watch over, or hover over their children and lead them from a better view to give advice. Helicopter parenting is not what it is depicted as; it is a style of parenting that creates a bond between parent and child that in most cases is beneficial in economic, social, and academic aspects of the child’s life. In this day and age, the media labels overbearing parents as helicopter parents, and the label itself has taken on a negative light due to the guilt by association....   [tags: social issues, over parenting]
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The Importance of Good Parenting - ... It means that they should personally see, feel, hear, and smell their children’s presence, which is a positive parenting style that is more focused on children’s development. Physical parenting style can be related to ensuring their children’s health and wellness. This includes feeding their children with nutritious food so that they can grow up healthy. This is accompanied by providing children with essential food supplements containing vitamins and nutrients that would help to promote their physical integrity....   [tags: parenting styles, psychological analysis]
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Parenting Analysis in Romeo and Juliet - Anna Freud, the founder of child psychoanalysis, once said, “It is only when parental feelings are ineffective or too ambivalent or when the mother's emotions are temporarily engaged elsewhere that children feel lost” (“Anna Freud”). In this case, the children, Romeo and Juliet, get lost and confused, leading to their ultimate deaths. While they cannot live without each other, they also cannot live with each other either, since they end up dying together from all the conflicts piling on top on each other....   [tags: Parenting, Psychoanalysis, Shakespeare, Analysis]
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Parenting: Diana Baumrind Theory - ... Later on in Diana’s career she focused a lot on the parental styles. Diana was really interested in the development of the child’s based on how well their needs where met. She came up in a theory that there are four different kinds of parenting styles. Diana Baumrind came up with the baumrind theory of parenting styles. She believed that here where four different types of parenting styles. The first parenting style which was called the authoritative parenting style was considered the best parenting style as possible....   [tags: punishment, parenting methods]
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Parenting Styles Across Cultures - Introduction Parenting styles have been widely defined by Baumrind into three categories, authoritative, authoritarian and permissive. Parenting styles can be defined as a pattern of attitudes in how parents choose to express and communicate with their children. These styles are categorized based on the level of nurturance, parental control and level of responsiveness (Dwairy, 2004). Authoritative style exhibits high levels of demand, responsiveness and nurturance; authoritarian style exhibits high levels of demand but low levels of responsiveness, permissive style exhibits low levels of demand but high in responsiveness and nurturance (Dwairy, 2004)....   [tags: Cultural Differences in Parenting Practices]
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Traditions of Child Parenting in China - Have you ever thought about having kids and raising them in a way where your family, friends, and even your own kids judge you and see you as this monstrous savage of a being. Being raised by the Chinese style of parenting or better known as “Tiger Parenting” I understand what it was like being put through what Amy Chua put her kids through. Therefore, I understand completely what Amy Chua is trying to explain in her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. The advancements and traditions of child parenting have significantly impacted society by their many techniques of parenting....   [tags: chinese mothers, amy chua, tiger parenting]
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Perspectives on Love in Reality Parenting Shows - Many parenting programs have been made in recent years such as the Supernanny and Brat Camp which were first aired in 2004 and 2005 respectively. Both were originated from United Kingdom. So, this kind of show is no longer new to the viewers. All the mentioned parenting shows earlier including the World's Strictest Parents mainly focuses on the teenagers behavioral problems. (See openhousecommunity.com.au) The World's Strictest Parents was interesting because it was truly an account of the families' life....   [tags: parenting programs, brat camp]
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Disciplining Children: Parenting Styles - Parenting can be described as the most rewarding aspect of a person’s life, or the worst. Parenting is not always about correcting a child’s behavior, it is about moral harmony. The way parents discipline their own children has a lot to do with the way their child matures throughout his or her own life. Ultimately, it is about a parent raising their children in the best way they see fit; creating a legacy. Some of the many factors that determine a child’s ultimate outcome include: the types of parenting styles used on children, parent involvement, and the many methods of discipline....   [tags: parenting, permissive style, authoritarian style]
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Parenting Styles: What They Are and Why They Matter - A parent is not only the loving mother who holds you close to her for nine months and then many years, or the dad who plays baseball with you and intimidates his daughter’s dates. It is someone who is there for you from the start, guiding you to the right path of knowledge and teaching you how to stay on the right path independently. A parent does not need to have any biological associations to the child in order to be a parent to them. A parent must have certain characteristics to be rightfully called a parent....   [tags: Most Effective Parenting Styles with Children ]
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Single Parenting - Parenting is the practice of supporting and encouraging the physical, emotional, social and academic development of a child from birth to adult. Society says children should be raised in a two-parent family. Although, in most cases raising a child or children in a two-parent family is best, there are situations where children are better off living and being raised by one parent. It has been said, children from two-parent families are better off. The setting is also a factor to take into consideration....   [tags: children, parents, family, parenting]
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Does Parenting Style Matter? It seems that way. - Every year, thousands of families welcome a new baby into their home. New parents today only want what is best for their children. The upcoming years are spent watching Disney movies, going to parks, taking vacations, and taking countless photographs of the new infant. As the child grows older, parents begin to develop their own style of parenting. Almost all those children brought into the world get to experience what it is to have a loving family, but for a small percentage, life is not so easy....   [tags: parents, parenting, child's development]
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My Daughter Zoey and My Parenting Style - ... I noticed that most of her friends tend to be somewhat tomboyish and two of the girls have older brothers. Zoey enjoys playing sports with the brothers, and sometimes Zoey will also play sports with some of the boys on the block. She is at level 1. (pg. 422) The examples above show social development because at age 4 she was egocentric and didn’t understand gender roles. As she got older, she became a tomboy and grew out of that stage. She would play sports with boys and not be in the stage that only boys could play with boys....   [tags: personal reflections, parenting] 648 words
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Pros and Cons for Each of The Four Parenting Styles - To be a parent is hard work. Although every parent has a different mindset towards raising a child, the types of parenting styles can be distinguished amongst a few different kinds. In this research paper, one will learn the pros and cons for each of the four parenting styles described by Baumrind and the effect each one has on a child. Baumrind based her studies towards the development of adolescents and how the specific parenting style has influenced the child. With her findings, she found that there are four different styles that most kids were classified under, with authoritative being one of the highest....   [tags: diana baumrind, child behavior, parenting]
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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 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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How Does Parenting Affect Children’s Educational Development? - Are children with wealthy parents more successful. Are children with poverty stricken parents less likely to receive a proper education. Most people, due to status-quo and stereotypes, quickly answer yes to both questions. It is more common in this day and age for children brought up in poverty to fail academically, which leads to poor job opportunities and thus another generation of poorly educated children are bread. Although this is true, it is a common misconception that children must fail because their parents make a lousy pay check....   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Parenting, Education]
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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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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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Gay and Lesbian Parenting - The idea that lesbians and gay men may be parents is often perceived as impossible or immoral. Gay men and lesbians are often excluded from having children because sexual reproduction is related to men and women only. My approach to this controversial topic of gay parenting will be that of attempting to analyze the Pro side first. Gays and lesbians deserve equal rights in our society. Society has to realize that the modern family has transformed into many different forms in recent years in that the "nuclear family" is not necessarily the best....   [tags: Same Sex Parenting Essays] 2042 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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It Is the Quality of Parenting, Not Who Is Parenting - “It’s The Quality of Parenting, Not Who’s Parenting” “Yes, single-parent families are different from two-parent families. And urban families are different from rural ones, and families with six kids and a dog are different from one-child, no-pet households. But even if there is only one adult presiding at the dinner table, yours is every bit as much a real family as are the Waltons.” Marge Kennedy Therefore, it is ironic that the two human heroes of each movie are so completely opposite in physical stature, backgrounds, and their actual gifts; and yet so alike in the amazing accomplishments they are able to achieve throughout both tales....   [tags: single-parent, nontraditional, families] 787 words
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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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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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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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Unpredictability of Parenting - Parenting. It’s the process of taking care of your own children until they are old enough to take care of themselves, and is arguably the most difficult job one could have. In the play, The Fantasticks, two fathers with a knack for gardening sing the song, “Plant a Radish,” in which they compare the unpredictability of raising kids to the certainty of planting vegetables. The Fathers had created an elaborate scheme to make their children fall in love, yet their children’s unpredictable behavior forced the plan to backfire, leaving the fathers to question the task of raising kids....   [tags: predictable, divorce, parents] 1037 words
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My Parenting Philosophy: Sources of Parenting Information - Previously, I had gained some of my knowledge of parenting strategies and styles from family and other classes I have taken in the family and child studies department. Over the course of this semester, I have been introduced to even more parenting strategies, theories, and discipline strategies that I believe would be effective in parenting. Reading the textbook, and the in class discussions have given me a deeper insight to what the ideas and the positive outcomes are using strategies that have been backed up by research....   [tags: Conflict Resolution, Behavior Contingencies]
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Same Sex Parenting is Just as Effective as Straight Parenting - ... “Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents.”(Jennifer Marshall) “The worlds largest study of same-sex parenting to date finds that some children are even more healthier than their peers.” (Jase Peeples) In fact, most children raised by gay parents tend to be more open-minded and accept full of others. Many people had many questions about gay parenting. For example if two males adopt a girl, how would they explain puberty to her....   [tags: gay parents, sexuality]
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Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Children - ... The "Freudian child" or the permissive parenting style developed in the "post second World War era.(Brigitte Coste, 2007)" Benjamin Spock was a 1940's psychoanalyst that encouraged mothers to sense their child and not abandon their motherly nurturing instinct(Birgette Coste, 2007). Tender love and care was seen as essential for proper development of the child. Discipline was still an aspect of this permissive parenting, but wasn't of top priority. Simply, this parenting style is mainly focused on warmth and affection in a child-parent relationship....   [tags: collection of skills, rules, tricks] 1551 words
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The Benefits of Authoritative Parenting Style - ... These parents tend to listen to the child if they do not agree with the rules and so the parents try to meet somewhere in the middle with the child so they can agree on something, but if they child does not obey by the rules then there are some consequences. Their punishments aren’t based on physical punishment it’s more like they would have restrictions, time-out, or maybe a loss of privileges. For example, my parents are authoritative, they give me a certain time to come back home and if I don’t listen I’m not allowed to go out until in a couple of weeks....   [tags: raising children] 634 words
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The Effects of Different Parenting Styles - ... Parental responsiveness is also often referred to as parental warmth. It refers to "the extent to which parents intentionally foster individuality, self-regulation, and self-assertion by being attuned, supportive, and acquiescent to children's special needs and demands" (Baumrind, 1991, p. 62). Parental demandingness also referred to as behavioral control refers to "the claims parents make on children to become integrated into the family whole, by their maturity demands, supervision, disciplinary efforts and willingness to confront the child who disobeys" (Baumrind, 1991, pp....   [tags: child develpment] 1067 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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Parenting Styles and Their Effects - The family system and parents are generally regarded as one of the most powerful forces in shaping adolescents. Parents have a great influence in the development of adolescents. The relationship of the parents largely effect the development of adolescents and is an important factor when looking at development. Well-adjusted adolescents tend to have intact families that are supportive and create a warm and loving environment with constant monitoring of behavior. The review examines the current research on adolescent development and how it is effected by parenting styles....   [tags: Child Psychology, Family]
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Parenting Styles and Child Rearing - Parenting style is very important in child rearing and can have consequences in the way that a child develops and can have long term effects on children and their personality later in life. Diana Baumrind developed her ideas of parenting styles and their effects by studying 100 preschool children and their parents. Although most of the subjects of her study were Californian middle class European Americans, thus not offering much diversity in her study, the results were very persuasive and interesting....   [tags: Diana Baumringd, child development] 888 words
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Parenting Styles and Their Effects - Essay on Parenting Styles and its Effects Parents and their parenting style play an important role in the development of their child. In fact, many child experts suggest that parenting style can affect a child’s social, cognitive, and psychological development which influence not just their childhood years, but it will also extend throughout their adult life. This is because a child’s development takes place through a number of stimuli, interaction, and exchanges that surround him or her....   [tags: development, children, punishments] 540 words
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Students' Perceptions on Parenting Styles - Introduction Parenting is a complex job that requires many different skills that work together to influence a child’s behavior. The theory of parenting style had been largely influenced by Baumrind’s (1971) conceptualization of authoritarian, permissive and authoritative parenting styles which involved various characteristics such as maturity, communication styles, nurturance, warmth and involvement. Authoritarian parenting style suggested that children were expected to be submissive to their parents’ demands, while parents were expected to be strict, directive, and emotionally detached....   [tags: authoritarian, traditional gener, permissive]
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Analysis of Differing Parenting Styles - ... Scriptures instruct parents to raise their children in the teachings of the Lord. “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22: 6, New International Version). An uninvolved parent is in direct contrast to a biblical parent. It has been studied and proven that parental involvement is a crucial component to the development of children. For example, a dramatic indication is failure to thrive where one extreme is infant death....   [tags: authoritarian, permissive, authoritative] 783 words
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Fear of Parenting for this Generation - ... “The words extroverted means outward turning and introversion means inward turning” (Reed). While Carl created two distinguishable characteristic types, no single person is 100% introverted or extroverted. Rather than being one or the other, introversion and extroversion is seen as a spectrum for personalities. When it comes to parenting, there have been several styles of parenting that have been identified. The styles of parenting are autocratic, authoritarian, democratic, permissive, laissez-faire, and ignoring....   [tags: raise of the internet, research, parents] 1246 words
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Parenting Classes: Beneficial or Wasteful? - Parenting Classes: Beneficial or Wasteful. Parenting is defined by two definitions. The first definition states that parenting is simply the rearing of children. But can “parenting” be put in such simple terms. Taking care of a child is an overwhelming task for parents both young and older, all of which face similar challenges when it comes to raising kids. Parents should have basic knowledge of how to take care of their children from their early steps to them growing older. Parenting classes offer just that....   [tags: Raising Children, Parents, Taking Care]
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The Psychological Detriment of Single Parenting - Fifty years ago, the typical American family included a mother, father and their children. However today, “One in every four children in the United States are being raised by a single parent. Experts point to a variety of factors to explain the high US figure including a cultural shift toward greater acceptance of single parent rearing.”(Armario). As these numbers continue to rise due to modern day ideas and the increasing divorce rate, the children of single parents struggle. “Today 41% of all births were to unmarried women.”(Hymowitz)....   [tags: atypical families]
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Parenting: What Is the Best Formula? - Parenting has always been an age-old topic of discussion. How come my friend’s parents are cool and mine’s not. Or my parents are so lax that I wished they’d put a rein on my behaviors sometime. Whether or not we think that our parents are doing a great job raising us, it is doubly difficult for them to come up with the perfect balance to make sure we see the value of their parenting and maybe even emulate them when we start our own families. The “grass is always greener” statement is the first that comes to mind in parenting....   [tags: strategies on raising children] 647 words
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The Effects of Parenting by Grandparents - Extended family can influence the upbringing on children in multiple ways. To properly review and analyze research in this particular area, it is necessary to highlight important information from which formed this foundation. Extended family members have direct influences on children by serving as their role models in aiding them with success, encouragement, support and guidance (Jæger, 2012). Grandparents, crucial extended family members, which have a direct interaction with their grandchildren when they are in need of help or assistants....   [tags: Extended Family Members, Role Models]
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The Three Primary Parenting Styles - There are three primary parenting styles, the authoritarian, authoritative and the permissive. Some of them have adverse effects that fail to provide the emotional needs of the children. First of all, the authoritarian parenting style is infused with more punishment than the other two styles. It requires the child to submit to all of the rules and regulations that are provided by their parents. The parents in this type of style refuse to allow the child to make any conscionable decisions, deeming them with an inability to become more dependent....   [tags: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive] 517 words
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Healthy Family and Parenting Styles - What is a family. Most people would define the term family as a group of people, usually made of parents, children, and other relatives that live together. In addition to the “normal” family, there are also blended families, single parent families, and adoptive families. No matter the make-up of the family, families are healthier when they have boundaries, trust, and support within them. In the novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine employs an authoritative parenting style, there is trust within their family, along with support....   [tags: children, relatives, caregiver]
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To Kill a Mockingbird: A Lesson on Parenting - ... This shows that Jem respects Atticus's authority. He does not even try to argue or question Atticus since he knows his father deserves his respect. This is a perfect example of the average standards and morals that parents held in the 1930s. When children are young, they learn the morals and standards. As they grow up, they abide by them and do not question their parents. Since the 1930s, parents’ authority over their children has deteriorated. Presently, children act as if their parents have no authority over them....   [tags: Harper Lee's novel]
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Homosexual Parenting: Yay or Nay ? - ... Having homosexual parents does mean that a child will be gay. The chances of a child of homosexuals becoming gay is the same as a heterosexual couple’s child. Having gay parents does not make a person gay, just like having straight parents does not make a person straight. If having heterosexual parents makes you straight, Magic Johnson’s son would be straight. Someone’s sexual orientation is already encoded somewhere deep inside them once they come into this world, they just do not know what that is until they start to experience feelings for whatever sex they choose....   [tags: controversial topics]
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The Value of Authoritative Parenting - The Value of Authoritative Parenting There are many approaches to parenting and everyone has their own preferences as to what they think is best. In a fast paced rush around society, it is hard to know what the best choices are for your children. There is a struggle to balance what needs to be done with what can be done, and this has negative and positive feedback on the children. Parents play a critical role in shaping and guiding their children into functional confident adults. An effective parent will learn as they teach in order to grow into understanding with their children....   [tags: Children, Obedience, Nurturing]
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Social Class and Parenting Styles - Unequal Childhoods explores the lives of children of different races and social classes in order to support Annette Lareau’s thesis that parenting styles are shaped by a child’s social class, and a child’s life chances will depend on the parenting style with which they are raised. These life chances can be viewed as benefits, which “accrue to middle-class children [and] can be significant, but they are often invisible to them and to others” (Lareau, 2011: 13). Life chances are viewed differently for the working or lower class because their strategies are viewed as “unhelpful or even harmful to children’s life chances” (Lareau, 2011: 13)....   [tags: unequal childhoods, psychology]
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Frankenstein: An Allegory of Liberal Parenting - A mother’s unconditional love is the constant foundation in the variable equation of successful families. But what happens when this natural instinct doesn’t manifest itself, and all a mother sees when she looks upon her new baby is an ugly, loud, smelly, and completely parasitic creature. Without the interference of the illogical sentiment of selfless love, a mother would always reject the almost unrecognizably human infant who appeared monstrous. Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, lacked this motherly instinct, a fact that she unhappily discovered at the birth of her first child, a two-month premature infant, who lived six short weeks, and was never graced with a name....   [tags: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Essays] 2254 words
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Devolution of Parenting and the Family - Over recent years, the view of family has shifted drastically. The pendulum has swung from a time when the mark of adulthood was having a spouse and family, to what is now a dreaded life-changer, bound to a spouse or to children. The mostly harmful choice of divorce is now commonplace among parents today; it is accepted with little acknowledgment of the detrimental effects that it has on both the parents and their children. In Barbara Dafoe Whitehead’s essay, “Where Have All the Parents Gone?” she explains that “More than drugs, it was divorce that lay at the heart of middle-class parental failure....   [tags: View on Family, Parents, Spouse, Children]
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Parenting Under the Influence of Technology - In 2013, an estimated 91% of adults in America owned some form of mobile phone, of which 58% were Smartphone owners (Smith). Unlike their predecessor, Smartphones are not limited simply to voice based communication. They are instead a wealth of limitless information and entertainment, all available at one’s fingertips. Smartphones have undoubtedly become an accepted, and for many, integral part of everyday life in America. Among these Smartphone users a large portion are also the parents of young children....   [tags: smartphones, social development, children]
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Parenting for the Second Time - Parenting can be a challenge the first time around, but many parents are finding themselves parenting for a second time, this time around, as the child’s grandparents. Grandparents may assume the role of parent for their child’s children when there are problems of substance abuse, abuse and neglect, incarceration, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, divorce, and death. (Dolbin-MacNab, 2006, p.1) Grandparents usually are not expecting to have to parent again, this is the time most are enjoying their new found freedom....   [tags: Grandparents, Study]
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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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Frankenstein: A Story of Bad Parenting - A book in which a character’s childhood negatively effects their future is “Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus” by Mary Shelley Frankenstein is based around the life of Victor, who is overindulged as a child and who later creates a “monster”. He disowns the monster, who then goes on to kill several of Victor’s friends and family out of hate for Victor who left him. Victor then tries to create a friend for the monster so as to calm him, but rebels midway and then proceeds to chase the monster in attempt to put an end to him....   [tags: mary shelley, literary analysis] 2554 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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Parenthood: Parents and Step Parenting - A Parent is a person who sires or gives birth to and/nurtures and raises an offspring. Becoming a parent or carer is one of the most demanding jobs there is. There are different types of parenting such as biological parents and social parents. Biological parents are the parents who produce and provide the genetic material for a child. This parenting begins at the moment of conception. Social parents are individuals who care for a child without providing genetic material. They may be adoptive, foster, step or surrogate parents....   [tags: having a baby, biological parents] 2326 words
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Same Sex Parenting and Adoption - Adoption for same sex couples is a very controversial topic in Family Law, and often same sex couples face many unique issues if they wish to adopt. Many states have different laws that apply for gay and lesbian adoption, as opposed to heterosexual couples. Several states also have special rules that apply when a child is born into a gay or lesbian partnership. Gay and lesbian couples may sometimes opt to bring a child into their lives through conception and birth as well. For a lesbian couple, this is usually done through a male donor or a sperm bank and having one of the couple become pregnant....   [tags: adoption, homosexuality, family law] 1916 words
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Consequences to Authoritarian Parenting - The complex exchange between parents and adolescence offers the prospect to influence the child regularly. Parenting styles figures in as a prime part of a child’s mental health and behaviour. Parenting refers to the parent’s actions and reactions to their child, including expectations, beliefs and values. Diana Baumrind (1971, 1991), psychologist, based parenting on two aspects including control and warmth. Baumrind used the combination of these aspects in different ways to identify the four styles of parenting used today, consisted of, authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and uninvolved parenting....   [tags: behavior, aggression, self-confidence] 854 words
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