Analysis Of The Glass Castle: The Four Styles Of Parenting

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In the book The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls, the narrator displays her parent's parenting skills as authoritative. According to Cherry, Kendra. “Psychology: What They Are and Why They Matter.” The Four Styles of Parenting. she defines authoritative parents as being “... more nurturing and forgiving rather than punishment”.When Rex got upset about the Erma incident with the children “ I don't want to hear another word of this. Do you hear me” Walls 148. During this confrontation between the characters the dad ended up forgiving the children rather than punishing them. Since the parents are so forgiving, the article also states that “authoritative parents are responsive to their children and willing to listen to questions”Psychology: What They Are and Why They Matter.” The Four Styles of Parenting.…show more content…
Since Jeannette was responsible for the budget that summer and Rex was questioned about the use of the money. The Walls parents are not disciplinary over the children when they misbehave which is another characteristic of authoritative parenting. “Their disciplinary methods are supportive rather than punitive”Psychology: What They Are and Why They Matter.” The Four Styles of Parenting. As a result of this parenting style “We’re going to Phoenix” Walls 89. They didn’t punish Jeannette for shooting Billy they just blew it off and moved to a different state. In the book The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls, the narrator displays her parent's parenting skills as
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