Boyhood is a 2014 American drama film directed and written by Richard Linklater. It is a coming of age story. The film was created over 12-year span with the same people. It includes among 2002-2013. Basically, the movie is about a young boy named Mason and his family. In the film, Mason had to deal with disturbing older sister named Samantha, limited access to his biological father, because of his mother named Olivia, poverty, constantly moving, alcoholic and abusive stepfather, parental divorce, break up from his girlfriend and going to college. In this paper I will analyze Boyhood movie by focusing on different theoretical frameworks. Particularly I will discuss Diana Baumrind 's Parenting Style, Erik Erikson 's Psychosocial Development and Bronfenbrenner 's Ecological System Theory in relation to Mason 's life process who is the main character of the film. In this part, I will examine Diana Baumrind 's parenting style. I want to explain mainly what the parenting style are. According to Baumrind and her colleagues, there are three parenting styles. These are authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting styles. Baumrind focused on communication and interaction between parents and child. Authoritarian parenting style; parents who have an authoritarian parenting style set strict rules for their children and rules are important for these parents. These families have a weak communication with their children. This communication based on discipline. Children have to
The parenting paradigm style most exemplified by the Walls family in The Glass Castle a memoir by Jeannette Walls is permissive. Permissive parents are often justified as merely disciplining their children (Cherry, “The Four Styles of Parenting”). Jeannette states that “Dad squatted in front of us” and asked, “so what happened here” to his children who got into an altercation with one of the neighborhood kids (89). Rex Walls demonstrates his inability to rightfully discipline his children for a crime that they committed, by simply just brushing it off and agreeing to skedaddle, or run away from the incident, once again. Permissive parents are also described as being more responsive than they are demanding (Cherry).
The Junction Boys (2002) is an ESPN movie based on a novel with a similar name by Jim Dent (1999), shows examples of this. The movie is directed by Mike Robe and stars Tom Beranger as Head Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant who in the summer of 1954 takes his Texas A&M college football players on a 10-day camp in the middle of a drought and a heat wave with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees, at Junction, Texas. Leadership (Junction Boys, 2002): Coach Bryant, the new head coach, wanted the players away from the town’s distractions to prepare for what he called “war” as he said to one parent. This movie demonstrates the task-style leadership of the coach at the beginning of the camp. “War” means how serious he was about preparing for the task and his desire to win at all costs.
This style involves setting limits, but being flexible (not making few rules or creating unquestionable laws/rules), encouraging responsibility and paying attention to and being sympathetic towards the child (not using any discipline at all or using very strict punishment), and consider themselves as guides (not authorities or friends). What are the limitations of Baumrind’s description of parenting styles? Baumrind didn’t consider socioeconomic, cultural, or temperamental distinctions, didn’t focus on the parent’s actions, didn’t acknowledge that some authoritarian parents are also loving, and did not recognize that some permissive and lenient parents provide a great amount of verbal guidance to their children. What seems to be the worst parenting
Throughout the movie, Parenthood, the three main parenting styles were displayed throughout as, the dictator, permissive, and democratic. The dictator form of parenting, also known as the authoritarian parent sets strict rules and guidelines and will not changing them or give any leeway. Children that have authoritarian parents usually have low self-esteem and trouble to do things on their own when they get older. Then there is the permissive parent, who rather than setting rules and guidelines, opts out of this, their discipline is not seen and if they do set rules, they don 't punish when the rules are broken. There is also a balance of good parenting seen in the democratic form.
Styles of Parenting 1) Authoritarian parenting is a style of parenting where the parents provide low levels of warmth and support accompanied by a high level of control over the children. An excellent example of authoritarian parenting is depicted in That 70's show by the main protagonist's (Eric) father, Red Foreman. The show's plot often is driven by Eric's attempt to hide his hijinks from his strict father in fear of punishment or the classic "my-foot-in-your-ass" threats. Red does not often show any warmth or support towards his son, whether it be spending quality time together or giving any type of compliment.
Many parents continuously dispute on the ways of raising children nonetheless, not one parent will be perfect and there is no right way. While some uninvolved, permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative (Welch, 2007). Parenting is not only difficult but also controversial. Parents constantly debate the right and wrong ways to raise children however, no parent is perfect and there is no right way. While some uninvolved, permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative (Welch, 2007).
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