Importance Of Effective Parenting

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By the time I had arrived at the breadth of adolescence, I’d realized there was a rather large and seemingly grey area that is parenting. Overprotective parenting, more specifically Authoritarian Parenting, is the parenting style that had been entrusted with sculpting me into the person I am today, equipping me with the social and emotional skills to successfully navigate the adult world. A parenting style that consists of misguided attempts to shelter children and that primarily result in individuals suffering from paranoia, extreme privacy issues, and a very real misunderstanding of natural and healthy interpersonal relationships. Consequently, hyper-control based parenting results in young adults inadequately equipped for academic and…show more content…
If good grades are the bar for which parents ask children to reach, then it is highly probable that academic achievement, or failure, is something that child places immense personal value in. Developmental psychology outlines the importance of shaping an individual in their early years and allows parenting to be effectively simplified into Effective and Ineffective parenting. Effective parenting is the positive, balanced approach to support, affection, and parental involvement. All while establishing a clear set of expectations and boundaries. However, ineffective parenting is the excessive use of behavioral or psychological control to influence a child’s behavior or to establish boundaries. The three main approaches to parenting outlined in childhood development are; Affection, the positive support of a child with an emphasis on strengthening trust to achieve the desired behavior. Behavior control, the dictation of behavior through consistent discipline and direction, an example would be the act of spanking or removing a positive element to deter a negative behavior. And psychological control, the attempt to control the child’s emotion and behavior through psychological means, an example would be guilt…show more content…
However, in these more extreme parenting styles, there is the abuse of these foundational building blocks that we as a culture value and protect. When such crass parenting styles are employed, it is not just the immediate effects that are of concern, rather the psychological development of the child. There are existential effects, the belief that they are intrinsically bad and having a lasting negative self-image. And emotional effects, what results in a misinformed and warped understanding of expressions of intimacy and the functionality of healthy relationships. It is important to understand the integration of a child’s unique behavioral and psychological differences with the parenting models will enhance the understanding of the etiology of childhood growth and development. Furthermore, it will assist in a parent-child relationship that revolves around a balanced approach that best suits the child’s individual needs. Quite simply, the parent-child relationship is a temperamental one. It is typically a concoction
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