How parenting styles affect children

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Parenting Styles 1

How Parenting Styles Affect Children

Audrey Zinn

Professor Roberts

Psychology 2301

30 September 2014

Tuesday/Thursday; 11:00-2:00


Many psychologists have become involved in studies related to parenting styles. Diana Baumrind, a clinical and developmental psychologist, was the first to identify three different types of parenting styles (King, 2014, p 308). These styles of parenting are authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive. This paper will go more in depth of each of the parenting styles, and will look at how these parenting styles are applied in college classrooms, and during early infancy.

How Parenting Styles Affect Children

Authoritative parents collaborate more with their children, they encourage their child to be more independent, but they still have some control over what the child does (p 309). The parents set high, yet realistic standards for their children, and have a high level of communication, and are very warm towards their children.

Authoritarian parents have strict rules, and expect the children to be obedient at all times, they are my way or the high way type. These types of parents show little to no warmth for the child, aren't very communicative, and the types of children that come from this type of parenting are moody, withdrawn, and unhappy. People with Iranian, Indian, Egyptian, and Pakistani background describe themselves as authoritarian types of parents (p 309). Lastly, Permissive parents let the child do whatever they want; the child has no rules. The parents feel if they raise the child with very few limits, the child will be more creative and confident. This plan backfires because the child doesn't learn respect for others, can't control their behaviors, and they expect to get their own way (p 309).

Jonathan F. Bassett, an associate professor of psychology at Lander University, did a study on whether the...