Importance Of Parenting Styles

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One of the greatest challenges in human kind is to find the best parenting styles to educate their children (Hong, 2012). “Indubitably, all parents want their children to succeed at school, but not all parents are successful in facilitating [this] success” (Mandell & Sweet, 2004, cited in Areepattamannil, 2010, p.283). According to Hong (2012), in order for the parents to furnish the desirable and sustainable parenting skills for their children’s healthy development, it is essential to understand and inquire into the impact of the various types of parenting styles towards their children’s behavior, especially their academic performance in school. According to the developmental psychologist, Diana Baumrind (Verenikina, Vialle & Lysaght, 2011),…show more content…
Baumrind (1971) defines permissive parents as parents who do not take much action towards their children and only have a little control towards their child. The children are allowed to do whatever they want without thinking if their children behaviour will over limit. Children are allowed to avoid the rules made by their parents and they do not encourage their children to obey their instructions (Baumrind, 1971). Bandura and Walters (1963) found that following to social learning theory which stated that children will learn to monitor and mimic their parent’s behaviours. Permissive parenting that lack control and discipline over their children are negatively related with the academic achievement by the permissive parents (Dornbusch, Fraleigh, Lerderman, Ritter, & Robert , 1987). Parents must involve and act positively related to academic achievement of their children (Xitao & Michael, 2001). The society in general and educators in particular have agreed that parental involvements are one of the important ingredients which accounted for many problems in education. Permissive parenting has a tendency to lead their children toward lower academic performance. Verenikina, Vialle, and Lysaght (2011) found that permissive parenting approaching their children with easy going and very casual methods and having open communication and developed warmer relationship between them. Kang and Moore (2011) know that children who are brought by permissive parents tend to be more independent and faced less frustration. A study by Strage and Brandt (1991) found that children are also more likely will be involved in social behaviours and do not score in school, however they have higher confidence level, better social skills, and lower levels of depression than children who are raised by authoritarian parents. (Condry & Simon, 1974; Steinberg, 1987) noted that children and adolescents from permissive family are vulnerable to antisocial
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