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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Parenting Analysis in Romeo and Juliet - ... With Juliet not having a parental influence to help her with her conflict of separation from Romeo, she kills herself. Although it is not necessarily Lady Capulet’s fault that Juliet does not her mother of her problems, Lady Capulet is ultimately ineffective in assisting her daughter with her conflicts since her conflict of forbidden love has taken over Juliet’s life. Since the teenagers’ do not tell their parents of any of the conflicts they face, the adults are ineffective in helping them with their problems....   [tags: Parenting, Psychoanalysis, Shakespeare, Analysis]
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Traditions of Child Parenting in China - ... In 2011, Amy Chua published her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother which claimed that the Chinese parenting style mostly known as tiger parenting is superior as compared to Western style parenting. Amy Chua calls out Western style parents and says that their parenting skills and style are inadequate compared to her tiger mother style. She claims that her ways are far more advanced and predominant. Sometimes, you're not too very sure if Chua is being serious or not. For example, she says she attempted to put Chinese parenting to the family's two dogs before accepting that the only thing they were very good at was expressing pure affection....   [tags: chinese mothers, amy chua, tiger parenting]
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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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Perspectives on Love in Reality Parenting Shows - ... Let us reminisce; the teenagers that the show was dealing with were not just some typical teenager. They are used to do whatever they want, and wherever they want. In simple words, these teenagers are used to total freedom and are totally out of control. They are troubled teenagers who are dealing with drug, sex, violence, alcohol, nonstop parties and so on. Moreover, they dropped out of college. One critique said, “My wife and I have been foster parents for 20+ years. We have always used the same positive techniques but it takes months to years to make a behavioral change like that.” (See www.commonsensemedia.org) Although I acknowledge that by the end of each season, the program alway...   [tags: parenting programs, brat camp]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Students' Perceptions on Parenting Styles - ... Permissive parents do not like to say no or disappoint their children and believe that the way to demonstrate their love is to give in to their children wish. According to research done by Stephens (2009), since children were most likely to live with their biological mother, it was woman’s concern to take care of her children. This illustrates that mothers, on average, spend more time taking care of the children than fathers. As the children have spent more time with their mothers, they would feel more emotional closeness to their mothers than their fathers....   [tags: authoritarian, traditional gener, permissive]
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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 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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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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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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Alcoholism and Parenting: Samuel Adams - The subject of parents consuming alcohol and how it affects their children is one that has plagued this world since long before the introduction of the first Samuel Adams. Alcohol damages brain cells and can prevent someone from making correct decisions. Having alcohol in one’s system can lead to violent and very dangerous rampages, and adding children to this mix is extremely harmful to them not only physically but also emotionally. Dr. Michael Windle explains that “alcohol abuse can interfere with parenting skills and marital relations, thereby affecting adolescent development and adjustment” (Effects on Children of Alcohol Dependent Parents)....   [tags: criminal activity, dependency on alcohol]
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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 r...   [tags: Nontradition Families]
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Parenting in Different Aspects - In today’s society, school has been looked at to be a form of child day-care. In school is seen as a learning environment and parents want to their child to be exposed to driven instruction to get maximum results of a fine education. In reading I found the Chinese mothers to be superior in their child’s education and performances. Failure is not an option and anything less than their child’s best must be focused upon and perfected. With determination, strictness, and parental involvement, we find that these types of children receive the most out of their education....   [tags: Discipline, Abuse, Chinese, Contrasts]
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Disadvantages of Helicopter Parenting - Helicopter Parenting How does a person grow up to be who they are. Most people say it is determined by the way their parents raise them. The parents that hover close and the parents that give their children space will have children with complete opposite characteristics. Parents that hover close are referred to as “Helicopter Parents,” and children that are given a lot of space are called “Free- Range Kids” (Rutherford). Although these styles of parenting are vastly different, both kinds of parents are trying to do what is best for their child....   [tags: parents, children, anxiety, depression]
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Two Distinct Parenting Approaches - As the population of the world grows larger and competition for admission into colleges grows fiercer, the debate over which characteristics and techniques constitute the ideal parenting method has intensified. Parents now recognize and consider that the manner in which they raise their children plays a vital role in the development and the future success of their offspring. In general, there are two primary parenting methods which a parent can utilize in order to raise his or her children. First, parents can take a more lax approach to their children and can leave them to develop their interests on their own....   [tags: Laissez-Faire, Narrative] 817 words
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Strict Parenting Negative Impact - ... It is seen through research that, the negative behavior of parents often makes the child to imitate that and become aggressive. According to a journal, “Harsh Parenting in Relation to Child Emotion Regulation & Aggression, it is stated that, “Parents who exhibit hurtful and hostile negative emotions frequently may model deregulated behavior for children to imitate (Eisenberg et al, 2001, p.488). Thus, though parents act violently without realizing, it impacts on their child’s behavior. It is also said that, “Parental physical punishment has also been significantly associated with adolescent’s depression symptomatology and distress (McLoyd et al, 1994), children’s aggression (Coie and Dod...   [tags: punishment, physical violence]
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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 - Parenting children is probably the most important, difficult, and thankless job in existence. I should know, I am the father of two girls; one is 27 years old and the other is 25, and now a grandfather as well. I have heard many people say things like: “I raise my kids the way I my parents raised me” (while complaining about the things that their parents’ did), “I am doing the best that I can” (then learn to do better), and “children should be seen and not heard” (This was my father’s favorite)....   [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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If You are Struggling With an Unmotivated Child Then You Need A Better Way- Today! - If You are Struggling With an Unmotivated Child Then You Need A Better Way- Today. Anyone who has ever raised children knows that parenting is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. It seems as though everyone has an opinion about how children should be disciplined and motivated, but very few of the people who are giving advice have ever actually raised children of their own. Moreover, it is more difficult to motivate your child now than ever before. There are more and more influences that pull children and teens further and further from the morals and values that their parents are trying to instill....   [tags: Parenting] 3001 words
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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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Helicopter Parenting - “It’s a bad day if I don’t talk to my mom at least 10 times – she’s my backbone,” says 20-year-old Katie, a junior in college in Gainesville, Florida (Khidekel). Unfortunately, this type of codependency is extremely common in young adults who have helicopter parents. Helicopter parenting, also known as over-parenting, is when parents constantly “hover” over their children by invading their privacy and not letting them solve their own problems. Helicopter parents are especially involved in their child’s school work, often times doing most of the work for their children and disputing grades with teachers, even as their children move on to college....   [tags: depression, emocional withdrawal ]
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Turning a Challenge Into an Opportunity - The “terrible two’s” are nothing compared to the Double-Digit Dischord of a child’s early adolescence. Oh sure, we hear all about how tough it can be to raise a teenager, but I think parents do not mention those “tween” years because they are so traumatized by the conflict , it is just too soon to discuss. Yes, I am making light of the tendency to attach ideas of conflict with older teens, but research is showing that the traditional teenage years are not when you will have most of your conflict with them (Parent)....   [tags: Parenting]
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Parenthood: Not For the Faint of Heart - Whatever the circumstance that initiates parenthood, there is one constant variable - there is a new person in this world needing care. The most qualified people for the job are the parents. True, there are no manuals, but each of us has the basic tools needed to become effective parents. These tools are programmed into our DNA for survival of the species. The only difference between us and the rest of the animal kingdom, who seem to have no problem raising their young to be self reliant members of their social order, is our self indulgent free will....   [tags: Parenting] 1231 words
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Parents and Children: Effective Discipline and Communication - Parents and Children: Effective Discipline and Communication One of the biggest issues for parents to resolve has been the ways in which they discipline their child. Along with these concerns, parents and child psychologists have battled to find a solution to common problems of communication between parents and children. While many styles and methods have been used to address these issues and responsibly raise a child to adulthood, many great debates of parenthood have continued through time. How do effective parents discipline and communicate with their children....   [tags: Parenting ]
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Justice: Childhood Love Lessons & Beliefs about Families - “Justice: Childhood Love Lessons” & “Beliefs about Families” We have movement in today’s society. With lateral movements we remain inactive and with upward movement we upgrade ourselves in getting education, practicing sports, etc. Both movements are caused by many factors in our daily life, yet they are the effects of what we experience in the past. Misguidance, love, affection, neglect and leadership come from our nearest cluster or family. In “Justice: Childhood Love Lessons”, Bell Hooks points out that “when children are overindulged either materially or by being allowed to act out”(463), it is an example of a form of neglect....   [tags: Parenting] 644 words
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The Effect Parents Have on Their Children. - Why is it important that parents make wise decisions. It is important because these choices not only affect themselves but also affect their children. Parents and caregivers are vital to the development and growth of children. Parents play a crucial role in every stage of childhood and can play a positive role in helping them get the best out of life. The most simplest decisions in a parents life could damage the life of a child. That's why the way parents raise their children play an important role and have different effects on their child's life....   [tags: Parenting ]
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Building a Solid Work Ethic In Your Children - Throughout my research I have noticed that kids who worked hard and were independent at a young age became more successful in their futures. Parents who encourage their kids to work hard in their own advantage are giving their kids a jump start on life. There are many reasons that parents should work their kids but the main ones are, that kids will be given a jump-start in life, and they will learn important life skills like learning to be independent. Parents who encourage their kids to work are giving their kids an advantage....   [tags: Parenting] 544 words
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Parenting styles and eating disorder pathology - The study “Parenting styles and eating disorder pathology” was conducted by R.S. Enten and M. Golan and published in 2009. The purpose of their study was to find out whether there is a relationship between parenting styles and symptoms of eating disorders in their offspring. The parenting styles they distinguished were permissive, authoritarian and authoritative, terms coined by Baumrind (1966). Parents with a permissive parenting style tend to have a laissez faire attitude, they do not set rules but give the child a lot of freedom and are responsive....   [tags: Study Review, Permissive, Authoritarian]
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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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The Effects of Parenting Styles on Child Outcome - “There is no way in which parents can evade having a determining effect upon their children’s personality, character, and competence” (Baumrind, 1978). It is amazing that children who are raised in completely different environments can go on to possess similar characteristics later in life. But why is this the case. The functions that parents perform greatly influence how children develop. A tremendous amount of research has been done on the effects of parenting styles since 1966 when Diana Baumrind first published her three prototypes of parenting styles, but many parents fail to understand the power they possess in shaping the future lives of their children and the need for a responsible...   [tags: Child Development ]
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Smacking Children: Is it Effective? - As children grow up, they should learn to have control over their behavior. Parents play a crucial role for helping their children doing so. In order for a child to be self-disciplined, it is essential that at a younger age limits and reasons for these limits are set by parents. It is significant that parents know which way to use, and how to help their children. It is true that children need to have boundaries, but, trying to set them through the use of smacking is not a solution. According to Phillips and Alderson refers to, “lawful parental violence against children, from the ‘tap’ to the ‘belt’ and beyond” (1)....   [tags: Parenting]
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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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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 and Family: What's Intergenerational Transmission - ... The grandmother and parent (as an adolescent) are “characterized by coldness, dissatisfaction, inappropriate control, conflict, and limited contact (Brook, Whiteman, and Zheng, 2002, p. 65). The sample consisted of 254 children and their parents, along with their grandparents, which were used in a previous study. The results showed that the parent-toddler relationship was directly related to the toddlers’ problem behaviors. There were many factors discussed that could affect the parent-toddler relationship....   [tags: culture, gender, agression, anti-social conduct]
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Nursing Care Plan: Impaired Parenting - Impaired Parenting is a nursing diagnosis that should be considered for all parents who are having a child. There are many classes available to new parents that can be taken before childbirth takes place. These classes will inform parents how to take care of their newborn child, as well as, mentally prepare each family member what their role will be with the birth of their new child. The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome says that in 2003, 1,300 infants in the United States died from being shaken (Tumlin,2010)....   [tags: Health Care]
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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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