Parenting Styles In Children

explanatory Essay
1461 words
1461 words

Parenting style can be defined as the standard strategies that parents use in rearing their child. The quality of parenting is more essential than the quantity of time spent with the child. For example, a parent can spend an entire afternoon with his or her child, yet the parent may be busy in doing a different activity and not engaging enough with the child. There are various theories and opinions given by different psychologists on the best ways to rear children; Jean Piaget, Erik Erickson, Jean-Jaqcues Rousseau, Frank Furedi etc.
During a child’s development, he goes through different stages in life, so parents create their own parenting styles from a combination of factors which evolve over time. For instance, during the stage of infancy, …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that parenting style can be defined as the standard strategies that parents use in rearing their child.
  • Explains that authoritative parenting style is characterized by a child-centered approach in which the parent holds high expectations of maturity from the child.
  • Explains that authoritarian parenting style is restrictive in nature, with punishments and heavy parenting in which parents make their children follow their directions with little to no explanation or feedback.
  • Explains the harmful parenting styles of permissive, lenient, and libertarian parents.
  • Explains that uninvolved, detached, dismissive, or hands-off parenting is characterized by a lack of involvement in the child's life.

An individual’s discipline strategies can have a big impact on the type of relationship one has with their child. The various approaches to discipline can even influence a child’s mood and temperament in adulthood.
Researches have shown that different parenting styles have different impact on children. Developmental psychologists have defined four different types of parenting styles; Authoritative, Authoritarian, Permissive, Uninvolved. Each parenting style is different from the other …show more content…

Punishments, such as spanking, and shouting are the major forms of discipline frequently preferred by the parents. The main goal of this style is to teach the child to behave, survive, and thrive as an adult in the harsh society and preparing the child for negative responses such as anger and aggression that the child will face if their behaviour is inappropriate. It is often believed in this style that the shock of aggression from someone from the outside world will be less for a child as the child is accustomed to enduring both acute and chronic stress imposed by

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