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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 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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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 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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Value of Authoritative Parenting - ... “Overall, however, the analyses support the hypotheses that authoritative parenting enhances youngster’s psychosocial development, which in turn contributes to their success in school. In particular, the results point to benefits of a parent-child relationship characterized by the combination of psychological autonomy and firm behavioral control. (pg.1432)” This provides scientific proof that by nurturing and showing warmth to the child provides them a healthy environment in which they thrive and succeed....   [tags: Children, Obedience, Nurturing]
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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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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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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 - “You jerk. How many times do I need to tell you not to waste your time in playing and painting. Grow up kid. Next time if you get a “B” in your final, I am going to lock you up in the balcony the whole night!” What do you think. Can you guess the argument from this short dialogue. Well, if you are thinking it is about strict parenting, then you are right. In our society everyday behind the closed doors many children goes through such circumstances. They are burnt, beaten by canes, sticks, and belts, slapped, yelled, kicked and even ears, hair are pulled without any mercy....   [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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Refreshing Parenting - ... There are four different parenting styles, which are “the characteristic strategies that parents use to manage children’s behavior” (Boyd & Bee, 2012), to choose from: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved. Authoritarian parenting is the strictest parenting style. Dr. Anita Gurian describes this type of parent to be “highly controlling”. An authoritarian parent is all about giving orders without any questioning from the child involved. These parents are said to “have low levels of sensitivity and do not expect their children to disagree with their decisions” (Gurian)....   [tags: styles, permissive, authoritatian]
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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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Single Parenting - As LeBron James said, “For me, already being part of a single parent household and knowing it was just me and my mom, you'd would wake up times and hope that the next day you'd be able to be alongside your mother because she was out trying to make sure that I was taken care of. But all I cared about was her being home” (http://quotes.lifehack.org/quote/lebron-james/for-me-already-being-part-of-a/). This is a proof of how single parenting takes a lot of family time from the parent and their children....   [tags: social issues, 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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Parenting Style - PARENTING STYLE Parenting style is a method that was used by parents into considering how their children are raise to the required standard that was expected and taught. Parent structure their children accordingly to their behaviors and attitudes as they grow up and how the children are to perform in their surrounding environment. Therefore, this essay will firstly examine some characteristics that a parent should have towards their children. Next, parents have authority over their children in deciding how their child behaves in a way that is respectful to others and lastly, parent is more into concerted cultivation of their children....   [tags: education, behavior development]
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The Difference Between Parenting Styles and Strategies - Parenting styles, such as authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and neglectful, tend to be almost inherent to the individual, something that is unlikely to change. A parenting strategy is something an individual chooses. It may be based upon their parenting style, but it can also change in response to needs and behaviours. Parenting strategies tend to be in regards to disciplinary measures. Strategies are usually needed to attend to problem behaviours, which tend to arise because of ineffective discipline, as in the case of intermittent discipline, or coercive discipline, such as spanking or yelling....   [tags: authoritative, authoritarian, permissive]
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Gay Parenting - For generations, homosexuality has been repelled against and condemned. Homosexuality is not normal, according to certain traditions and religions. Homosexuality is to be frowned upon and recognized as demons and sin-natured. In modern times, homosexuality has become a lifestyle and a relationship for more and more people with each passing moment. Although homosexual marriage is not allowed in some states, the anatomy of the person, whether male or female, hardly allows them to reproduce without sperm or ovaries....   [tags: homosexuality, adoption, marriage, family]
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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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LGBTQ Parenting - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning Parenting America, being the diverse country that it is, has moved on from the idea of the traditional family; one father one mother and 2 children. We are seeing more and more homosexual couples having, adopting and raising their own children. Although some people do not approve of this idea of a family, whether it is due to religious beliefs or just the way that the individuals were raised as a child, it is definitely a reality. They face many obstacles when it comes to them wanting to be parents....   [tags: sexuality effects, psychology]
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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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