The parenting style that is widely recognized as the “most effective and beneficial parenting style for normal children” is authoritative. This parenting style is demanding and responsive. The authoritative parenting style hold high expectations for their children while providing an understanding support (Hughes, 2013). An authoritative parent is one that remains in control and is both demanding and responsive with their children. They expect their children to hold a certain level of maturity. In this type of parenting style, the relationship between the parent and the child is very structured. The communication is very open between the two. The open communication allows the parent to provide a more understanding support. This way the child knows and understands, not only what their parents expect from them, but also the world around them. As
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. Parents like this set rules and guidelines but are not too strict
In The Glass Castle, Rex and Rosemary Walls mostly show the traits of having a permissive parenting style. Throughout the novel, Rex and Rosemary are very lenient with their children only disciplining them when they talk back, as described in the article permissive parents,” rarely discipline their children…” (Cherry, The four styles of parenting). This is proven by a quote from the book,” They’d stick their heads into her classroom and see the students playing tag and throwing erasers…” (74). Rosemary was unable to discipline not only her own kids but an entire classroom full of kids, which shows that she was definitely lenient with children and preferred to let them do their own things. Another example of the permissive parenting style shown
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.
There are many factors that influence a child’s development but what role does a parent play in the development of a child? What defines a parent? Are parents important in a child’s life or at least the figure of one? A parent is a person that is or acts as a mother or father to someone. Parents play a big role in a child’s life and contribute largely to the development of the children. How so? Each parent has his or her own methodology as to how they would raise their child, this is called parenting style. A developmental psychologist Diana Baurmrind studied parenting styles during the early 1960s. The four parenting styles she developed was based on the actions and behaviors of parents and how they affect child development, paying close attention to four important areas involving a parents ' warmth or nurturance, discipline strategy, communication skills, and expectations of maturity. However, there are many different theories and opinions on the best way to raise a child as well as the amount of investments of time and effort a parent is willing to give to their child or children. This concept is broken up into four categories known as the four types of Parenting Styles; they are the Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive and Uninvolved Parenting.
Based on the work of Diana Baumrind (1991), a developmental psychologist, Parenting Styles are commonly used in psychology today. Baumrind identified three initial parts of parenting styles: authoritative parenting, authoritarian parenting and permissive parenting style. Parenting Styles have a two-dimensional framework expanded by Maccoby and Martin (1983). The two dimensional parenting behavior are demandingness and responsiveness. Parenting styles are important, as it determines largely the kind of environment a child is raised in. And psychologist categorized parenting styles in four major groups: Authoritative, Authoritarian, Permissive, and Neglectful. And many have observed and found out that Authoritative parenting
Authoritative parenting often hold high expectations for their child, but manage their expectations with understanding and support for their child. They tend to encourage independence upon their child, and teach with nurturing and reason. Parents who use this type of parenting also rely on open communication with their child, which then implies a deeper understands. Results of having an authoritative figure is a child may develop self-responsibility, and high communication skills. Children also develop a sense of identity, and
Every way that a parent goes about raising their child will have a unique result. Written by Bianca Mgbemere and Rachel Telles, “Types of Parenting Styles and How to Identify Yours” is an article outlining different approaches to parenting and the outcomes each of these approaches has. Each of these major parenting styles are classified by the “different reactions” that the “children which they are used on” harbor (Telles & Mgbemere 1). Telles and Mgbemere expand on four types of parenting styles: neglectful, permissive, authoritative, and authoritarian. Estep, Hanna, et al. utilize these same parenting styles in their study outlined in the report “THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARENTING STYLES, GENERAL DEVIANCE, ACADEMIC DISHONESTY, AND INFIDELITY”. The different approaches are simply classified by a scale of warmth and strictness. Low warmth and low strictness is the neglectful style, high warmth and low strictness is permissive parenting, the authoritative style categorizes itself with high warmth and high strictness, low warmth and high strictness is authoritarian (Estep, Hanna, et al.
The parenting style that seems to promote the happiest, most successful children is the Authoritative parenting style. 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).
Permissive parents are much more affectionate than authoritarian parents but they do not have control over their children. An example of permissive parenting in the media is Regina George's mother in Mean Girls, insisting she is not a regular mom, she is a cool mom, doesn't dress her age and attempts to befriend all the teenagers that visit. While children may get along with the permissive parent better, they do not receive the discipline that they
Authoritative parenting is the parenting style that my parents used when I was growing up. Growing up with this parenting style I have become independent and self reliant. Some characteristics of authoritative parents include: listening to their child, letting their child express their opinion, encouraging their children, giving them fair and reasonable consequences, giving their child the opportunity to express their reasoning, having expectations for their children, and most of all showing warmth and nurture to their child.
I babysit for two families who are very similar, yet very different. While both families live in the same neighborhood, on the same river, on the same street, and pay babysitters generously, the parents ' expectations and parenting styles differ dramatically. One set of parents allows their boys to go off and play without my constant supervision. The other parents expect me to remain directly involved with their son the entire time. There are differences in their parenting styles, their time management, and the expectations they have of the babysitter.
According to Cherlin, “The authoritative parent combines high levels of emotional support with consistent, moderate control of their children” (p. 275). This style is different than the authoritarian or helicopter style as it does not involve control, but instead explained discipline. Leslie Kendall Dye exhibits this style when she defends herself after being scolded for being a permissive parent “I have no tolerance for rudeness, for whining, for unwarranted aggression. I talk to my child frequently about empathy and manners. She has chores each morning and evening, and I ferociously police the number of toys in our house” (par. 9). The fact that she permits natural consequences and views setbacks as learning opportunities instead of controlled and unexplained discipline is the key difference between authoritative and authoritarian
Parenting is one of the most complicated, time-consuming full-time jobs in the world. According to Martin Davies, “Parenting or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood,” and although it is complicated and time consuming, there are only a few ways that parenting can be classified. Two of these parenting techniques are the authoritarian and permissive parenting styles. Both styles can be slightly effective, but neither are a better way to raise a child.
Instantly, several parents are struggling to find a way to raise their children effectively. Permissive parenting is one of their choices. Being permissive is treating children with plenty of love, caring and nurturing but not much authorities, rules or punishments. They might make their children lack of self-control or aggressive, but alongside with these disadvantages, there are also numerous benefits. Permissive parenting helps children to be successful, have the courage to achieve their dreams and gives parents greater understanding of their children.