Parenting Styles Essay

analytical Essay
999 words
999 words

Since the beginning of time there have been parents, caregivers, or people who have taken care of children or those who play an important role in the upbringing of children from birth to adulthood. According to Webster’s online dictionary parenting can best be described as the act of taking care of a child or someone with a mother, father or someone other than a mother or father in that particular role. Parenting styles, however are those practices that have been “typically categorized as the parents’ interactions with their children”, as introduced by Basset, Snyder, Rogers and Collins (2013). These interactions tend to be focused on a response of a child to help promote and support physical, emotion, social and intellectual development, …show more content…

Darling and Steinberg (1993) have defined parenting styles as “a constellation of attitudes toward the child that are communicated to the child and that taken together, create an emotional climate in which the parent’s behaviors are expressed” (p. 488). In order to fully understand how these parenting practice influence behaviors and habits on academic performance or achievement you must understand the differences between the practices. In a more concise explanation, authoritarian practices are parents who are extremely strict, admire obedience, and discourage communication between the parent-child and express low levels of warmth. Authoritative practices are parents who have rules and boundaries, open communication between themselves and the child and have an equal balance of warmth for the child. Permissive practices are parents who are warm and loving, however have no rules and boundaries, in other words, these parent have no limits or expectations for their child. Uninvolved-neglecting practices are those parents who do not impose discipline or encouragement, these parents do not engage with their child. With these definitions in mind a parent can be any one or a mixture of

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that parenting is the act of taking care of a child or someone who plays an important role in the upbringing of children from birth to adulthood.
  • Explains that parenting practices are a classification of how parents interact with their children to elicit control of behavior and habits, relationships, and possibly academic achievement.
  • Analyzes the article perceptions of parenting styles and explains that asian and western cultures have different views of parenting, especially regarding the gender of the child.
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