23 February 2012

Children’s Response to Parenting Styles

5 years Karen was the twin sister of Katrina 5 years. After their mother died, their mother decided to bring one of the girls up. Karena was adopted by Aunt Malory, while Katrina stayed with his father. Katrina did not get to see much of her father. Drop it at school, then not turn up late at night. Katrina spent hours watching television or playing with his friends, but there was no one to check if she did her homework or not. A babysitter has come for a few hours, and spent time with Katrina, but still it has developed into a passive child with low self-esteem. Karena on the other had been so loved that she was raised with a healthy sense of self confidence and good and evil has been immense.

Children raised in radically different environments may grow later to have remarkably similar personalities. Conversely, children who share a house and are raised in the same environment can grow up to be surprisingly different personalities from each other. The difference lies in education and the response of tw for parenting. As Hurricane Katrina was to meet uninvolved style of parenting, Karen responded to an authoritarian style of parenting. Parenting styles refer to a set of strategies parents adopt to raise their children Let us take a look at four different parenting styles that put forth by psychologist Diana Baumrind in the 1960 year. Based on a study of over 100 preschool children through interviews and observations of parents, the following styles of parenting have been popularized:

1. The authoritarian approach to parenting gives children a clear set of rules to be followed without question or reason, while permissive parents are constantly giving their child's every wish. Authoritative parenting gives children the rules and explanations for these rules, and reinforces good behavior. The impact on children is that children are obedient, but low in happiness, social competence and self-esteem.

2. Authoritarian approach to establish rules and guidelines that their children are expected to follow. However, this parenting style is much more democratic. Authoritarian parents are sensitive to their children and willing to listen to the questions. When children fail to meet expectations, these parents are more nurturing and forgiveness rather than punishment. They are able to assert themselves, but not intrusive and restrictive. The impact on children is that children are happy, capable and efficient.

3. Permissive approach rarely discipline their children because they have relatively low expectations of maturity and self control. More than a friend, they are not traditional, indulgent, not to insist on maturity, allow considerable self-regulation, and avoid confrontation. As a result, children have problems with authority and tend to perform poorly in school.

4. Uninvolved approach shows no responsibility taken by the parent. The result is a feeling rejected and neglected children.

Differences in the adoption of different styles are due to culture, personality, family size, parental background, socioeconomic status, education level and religion of a family that create a unique blend .