Parenting Style Analysis

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Parenting style

I can relate to a number of parent of parenting behaviors in the trailer “Parenthood.” I know this is supposed to be funny and some is exagerated, however, I can relate to the parenting style of Gil and Karen Buckman. They raise their children with lots of love, understanding and humor. However, I can also relate to the parenting style of Nathan Huffner. He wants his daughter to be the best of the best. He gives her pep-talks about her performances in school, spends time training her in extra curriculum activities and generally expects the best of her. With that being said, I feel that both are extrem opposites and I feel that my parenting style is somewhere in the middle. I do want my children to try their best, however, that is all that I ask of them. I can be a funny and loving parent, but when circumstances call for it I can also be very strict and assertive. One parent I can not relate to Helen Buckman. She seems very timid and afraid to talk to her children
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Fear, for the safety of my children. Fear, of not doing my best. Fear, that one day they might not make the right decissions. Fear, that they make the right friends and fear that I failed them. I always worry about my children. I fear for their safety constantly. I try not to think about it to much and let it overwhelm me, but the truth is that this fear is always in the back of my mind. The world can be a scary place and accidents can happen in a second. There are many bad people in this world and I fear that I will not be able to protect my children from getting hurt. I fear that even though I think I am doing a good job as a parent, I am not. There are so many things that I could be doing better, but sometimes life just gets in the way. I fear that I let life get in the way more often than I should and that I will regret it later on. I love my children and I am trying my best, but sometimes I fear that my best is not good
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