Parenting Styles Paper

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Parenting is not as easy as it seems. Every expecting family has racing thoughts on the type of parent they would like to become. There are four major parenting styles. Those styles are; authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and uninvolved. The four parenting styles have different attitudes and behaviors, they play a role in the way the children reacts. The parenting style that is widely recognized as the “most effective and beneficial parenting style for normal children” is authoritative. This parenting style is demanding and responsive. The authoritative parenting style hold high expectations for their children while providing an understanding support (Hughes, 2013). An authoritative parent is one that remains in control and is both demanding and responsive with their children. They expect their children to hold a certain level of maturity. In this type of parenting style, the relationship between the parent and the child is very structured. The communication is very open between the two. The open communication allows the parent to provide a more understanding support. This way the child knows and understands, not only what their parents expect from them, but also the world around them. As…show more content…
This style is the most “harmful” style of the four. These parents do not care for their children needs. The parent figure in this style of parenting does not care to know what’s going on with their child. Children are damage to the point where it’s hard for them to form relationships because of their lack of trust. Another, possible damaging, parenting style is the permissive style. The parents are responsive but not demanding (Sailor, 2010). They expect their children to think for themselves. A permissive parent tries to avoid confrontation and is lenient with their children. Children raised by permissive parents are raised with no self-discipline or control (Hughes,
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