There are so many parenting styles out there but in the end it is the parents choice to choose how they want to parent their children. In Mr. and Mrs. Harsh-Heart’s case on parenting styles they chose to focus on strict discipline, rules and harsh consequences with even resulting to spanking. This is known as authoritarian parenting. Then, we have Mr. and Mrs. Easy- Going and they don’t involve punishment because they believe in natural consequences so their children can learn a lesson on their own here and there. This type of parenting is known as permissive parenting.
Authoritative and authoritarian parents hold high expectations of children. The overly strict authoritarian parent expects their children not to question their authority and leaves little room for freedom of expression. In contrast, the permissive parent holds few expectations or demands, yet allows the development of self expression. As a result, authoritarian children are apt to rely on voices of authority and lack spontaneity, while permissive children may find it difficult to control their impulses and are reluctant to accept responsibility.
Authoritarian parents are very strict, they have high expectations and set many rules their kids have to follow with no options otherwise they will get punished in different ways with little to no explanation. This type of parenting style is not responsive. Permissive parents are not strict, they do not set rules at all and if in case they have some they are inconsistent, they are very nurturing and loving. This type of parenting style provides more freedom to their children with fewer responsibilities and also, they listen to their child’s opinion on serious decisions. Authoritarian and permissive parenting styles are very different because the first one is way stricter than the second one.
Typically a parent would not endure in such actions, but it varies from parent to parent. When left with the situation of discipling their kids, some parents feel guilty for taking measures into their own hands, and other parents feel no remorse. The whole purpose of discipline on children is to set them in place. By that I mean to help guide the child down the right path to a prosperous life and responsible adult. If it means physical or verbal discipline, then it is all for the greater good.
Authoritarian Parenting In this parenting style, the parents establish the rules and expect their children to follow them without exception. Children have none or very little involvement on problem-solving situations and obstacles because their parents expect them to never veer away from the rules. These children are usually not given reasons for the rules set in place and there is no room for any negotiation. If the children would challenge the rules or question them, the parents usually respond with, “Because I said so.” Authoritarian parents may also use punishments instead of consequences (Boundless). Although the children follow the rules much of the time, it is possible that they may develop self-esteem problems and become anxious or
Such parents are the ones who are too absorbed in their own affairs and forget or choose to forget the responsibility that is related to having a kid. These parents might seem very cool at a certain age, but at others, it seems like they don’t care and it can become a very damaging experience for a child. Despite the fact that children, especially teenagers need to sense some freedom, it doesn’t mean that they like the lack of attention from parents. Parental involvement is an extremely important part of a child’s development. First of all, it helps children develop a sense of what is right and what is wrong.
Parents are rated high in nurture and low in structure. They do not expect certain rules and rarely discipline their children. Permissive parents are easily manipulated, which in turn the children are allowed total freedom without repercussions. These parents offer their children unconditional love. The by-product of this parenting style is a demanding and difficult child, as well as someone who lacks empathy and kindness for others (Wentzel & Russell, 2009).
The parents’ main focus is on nurturing the child’s emotional needs (p.205). In the Authoritative parenting style there are definitely rules and ideas of how the child should behave, but the parents take a more diplomatic approach to parenting. Nothing is ever set in stone and parents negotiate freely with their children about the rules and repercussions. Unlike the Authoritarian style of parenting, these parents have a balance of “both nurturing” and discipline. Parents still have expectations about their children, but understand that they ... ... middle of paper ... ...esistant to rules set by strict teachers.
Being a parent doesn’t mean having to be overbearing control freaks, it means having the backbone to make decisions in the best interest of the whole family, even if that choice is an unpopular one. Your children do not have to love you every minute. In fact you are probably not doing your job if they do. Parents are not the only influence on their kids, but they should be the best influence.
The parents are too demanding and directive but not really responsive towards their children. They are also status-orientated and children are expected to obey their rules without any explanations (Baumrind, 1991). Then, there is the permissive parenting style in which the parents rarely discipline their child because they have low expectations of maturity and self-regulation. Permissive parent is more responsive, non-traditional and lenient towards their child. They are nurturing and very open with their child (Baumrind, 1991).