parenting styles

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My mom has been a teacher for thirty years and have taught many different families from different cultures or community classes from poor to rich giving her children many opportunities to observe different styles of discipline not only in the class room but with each family they work with every year. Some teachers give warns remind the child of the rules before disciplining the child. Some teachers threaten children using the fear of the principle for the behavior expected within their classroom. Some teachers are responsive but don’t hold their students accountable when the rules are broken and then there are some teachers that should have never became a teacher because their classroom is out of control and they do not respond when their students need academic help. These same styles of teaching are also observed within the home.
Diana Baumrind discovered that there are different styles of parenting that every child experiences from different behaviors or attitudes. First parenting styles are Authoritative which is when parents are more demanding but sensitive and responsive to their children. This parent sets clear rules that are expected to be followed but when a rule is broken they do not shame there child. The child is pulled aside, reminded the child of rules, and talk through on how to correct the behavior like a warning. Scientist has found that children who grew up in an authoritative home are more competent, self-assured, and social in community situations. The second style of parenting is Authoritarian which is when the parents tend to be more unresponsive to their children’s necessities. This parent style is the opposite of Authoritative because usually the Authoritarian parent uses threats and punishments when rules a...

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... the child’s future set if they live in a certain environment? No, but I do think that despite our situations children do progress differently sometimes from Baumrind predictions. Researchers have stated though that statistically children raised in an authoritative home have a more positive experience in life during and after moving out of their home based on the fact that they have learned coping skills and understand the expectations are required to be followed but they will receive the support they need academically. If every teacher or parent strives to change their style and be less selfish of their own needs, then all the children will most likely have a more positive experience in whatever they choose to do in their future.

Works Cited

Siegler, R. S., J. S. DeLoache, and N. Eisenberg. How Children Develop. 3rd ed. New York: Worth Publishers, 2010. Print.
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