Parenting Style Analysis

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Parenting is supporting a child’s emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development. Parental behavior is split up into two parts, parental responsiveness and demandingness (Abdul and Kurukkan). The four typology model of parenting styles, breaking down how much parental responsiveness and demandingness, was created by Maccoby and Martin. It was taken from Baumrind 's initial tripartite model, but it divided up the permissive category into two (Gracia). Over the years, four different parenting styles have been created and adapted for various households: authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and neglectful. Authoritative is high in both demandingness and responsiveness (Stein and Breckenridge). It is seen as the ideal parenting style…show more content…
Permissive parents exert little control over their children and the child has free rein over what they do and when they do it. Children have control over most of their own decisions, especially dealing with common things like bedtimes and activities (Stein and Breckenridge). Parents who exhibit permissive characteristics have low enforcement of rules and authority resulting in limited punishment if any. Parents are seen only as resources for a child if they are needed. A parent takes more of a role as a friend than an actual parent (Abdul and Kurukkan). This can result in some problematic situations for a…show more content…
This parenting style is the complete opposite of the ideal parenting style, authoritative. Neglect parents show little interest in the activities and behaviors of a child, or the child themselves (Stein and Breckenridge). They devote little time to the child and are not the support system that a child needs while growing up, nor are they there to set rules or punishments for a child. The time they are with their child is minimal at best, and even when they are giving a child attention, it is not always how a child needs it. The effects of neglectful parents are basically all negative. A child coming from neglectful parenting “...are more likely to become engaged in delinquent behavior, as well as in early experimentation with drugs, alcohol, and sex” (Stein and Breckenridge). The physical and mental development of a child can be affected by a distant parent. A child will hold onto this throughout their childhood and into their adulthood, affecting themselves, others around them, and possibly significant people in their lives like spouses or children they
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