Parental Style And Discipline

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Introduction The point of this research paper is to determine how different ways of discipling your child can impact their behavior. How a child is disciplined has a large impact on how they behave in different settings. First to learn about discipline it is important to define what discipline is. Discipline is the process of teaching your child what type of behavior is not acceptable and what type of behavior is acceptable. Discipline and how it is perceived can be impacted by societal views and the culture in which the child is raised; so, it is important to consider them when looking into how the child is behaving. Parental Style and Discipline A parent is one of the most important in a child's life. Their job is too get the child ready…show more content…
After her research she released Effects of Authoritative Parental Control on Child Behavior (Baumrind, 1966). Later research was done by Eleanor Maccoby, who was a psychology professor at Stanford University, and John Martin that suggested adding a fourth style. While it is important to understand the styles, not all parents will be directly one style, it works on a spectrum, it can change over time, and can depend on child temperament. Also, other variables can also play a major…show more content…
Authoritative parenting combines a fair degree of parental control with being warm and responsive to children. This style is said to be the right balance of both factors. Parents that are authoritative set clear standards but are forgiving and nurturing when the children break rules or make mistakes. Their discipline is supportive rather than harsh punishment. Children with these parents have lively and happy disposition, are self-confident, have well developed emotion, they have better mental health with less signs of depression and anxiety, they have developed social skills, and are less rigid about gender stereotypical traits. The third parenting style is permissive parenting. Permissive parenting offers warmth and caring but little parental control. Parents like this will not act responsible for shaping their child's ongoing or future behavior. There will be low expectations and little to no discipline when children make mistakes. They avoids the exercise of control, and they not encourage children to obey defined standards of society. Research show that children with these parents often are immature, dependent, and have low self control, they often struggle academically, and make poor life
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