Parenting Styles Research Paper

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Parenting style is one of the factors when it comes to the brain development and well being of a child. A child may grow up in a manner with accordance on how his or her parents raised him or her as a child and what are the different parenting styles that are being used on them while they are growing up

According to the recent studies conducted by some Australian researchers, a positive parenting style might protect the kids from the negative effect that growing up in poverty is thought to have on their brain development.

With the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans and academic indicators, the study team found out that there are differences in the brains of the kids growing up in the most disadvantaged environments. But those
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The study shows that the neighborhood, but no family-level and economic measures were associated with the differences in [the] brain development between early adolescence and late teen years. The most disadvantaged kids showed differences from others, particularly in the brain temporal lobes, which could affect stress, memory and language, according to JAMA Psychiatry.

Allen said that adolescence is an important time for [the] brain development, particularly in terms of the factors that influence one’s life and the ability to regulate behavior and form relationships.

On the other side, positive parenting behaviors seemed to moderate the negative effects of the poor and negative environment, especially in the brain region which functions as the regulator of human emotions, the amygdala. In contrast, the combination of growing up in a disadvantaged neighborhood and low parental positivity was linked to increased odds of school school drop out, specifically
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He insisted that they need to work for political and social change to lift people out of poverty, but the ways to support the families can [also] be part of the picture.

Limitations of the study include the fact that parenting and socioeconomic circumstances were only assessed at one time point and also there are not data on brain development and other factors with regards to [the] adolescence that could influence the result. The study also doesn’t prove that poverty can cause differences to the brain development seen among teens or any changes that can be seen over time in an individual children.

According to Jamie Hanson of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and who has not involved in the study, the relationship between the environment and biology continues the conversation about the increased risks that is associated with low socioeconomic status, such as poor mental health, physical health, school readiness, academic success, high school completion, and job
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