Parenting Styles as Predictors of Emotion Regulation Among Adolescents

by apiet2 on October 24, 2013 - 3:18pm

This article is about the different styles of parenting and how their children are affected. How a parent treats their child from the time of birth results in how the child will act and behave through out the rest of their adolescent lifetime. The two parenting types that are focused on in this article are authoritative parenting and permissive parenting. Authoritative parenting involves an aggressive parenting style. The parents are usually controlling and overbearing. They use high control tactics with low levels of love and affections. On the other hand, permissive parenting is all about the love. They use mass amounts of love and warmth towards their children, yet they have no control over how their kids behave.

 

I really enjoyed reading this article because I have noticed that some of my friend’s parents represent these exact cases. When a parent is an authoritative parent they are very strict and their kids are not allowed to have much freedom. This leads them to be rebellious in their teenage years as they try to break away from their parents grasp. When parents are permissive their kids have so much love and freedom, but this results in no discipline and no punishment routine. As these kids grow older they become out of control and have no sense of the way they are supposed to behave.

 

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Comments

This article is very valid seeming from what iv'e seen from our generation. Children either have two types of parents the ones who care excessively or the ones that don't care at all. The parents that don't care at all and have no rules over their children are the parents who want to be "cool parents" and end up having no control over their children. the other kind kind of parents are the ones who care to much and their kids rebel against their backs. As you can see parents can't really take any good side. parents need to learn to have an equilibrium with their kids. It's the only way to raise disciplined children.

I think that the topic of parenting style is a very good topic to look into. Being an only child, my parents have displayed both of these types of parenting styles. They are very overbearing and strict at times, but not to the point that I feel I need to rebel against them. They are also very, very loving and willing to give me almost everything I want, but not to the point where I am a spoiled brat. I personally believe that parents need to be a mix of the two styles. If they are more on one end of the spectrum than the other, this may cause a serious strain with their kids and result in a not well-rounded child.

I agree with these facts.Parents that tend to be more strict with their children are the one who suffer from the rebellion of their teenagers.A teenager loves to try new experiences and to be more independent.Many parents prevent them from all of that.Freedom is what it is missing and it is what teenagers are trying to achieve.The best way to have it is to rebel.

This article caught my attention because I can relate it to issues in my own household. Being the oldest child I get a lot of pressure put on me to do well in school and to stay out of trouble. I am also the child that receives the worst of the punishments, does the hardest chores at home, etc. because I am expected to be setting the example for my younger siblings. I notice that my youngest sister rarely gets punished and can get away with doing almost anything. The other siblings do not get punished as badly because my parents have already dealt with the same problems raising me so they seem less severe now. I think that parents should try to find a common ground with their children so that they are not too strict or too carefree.

This article appeared to have many valid points. Usually there are two types of parents and that includes authoritative and permissive parents. The authoritative parent is often assertive and the permissive parent is all about giving love. Although this is very accurate, I began to think about my parents and the style they chose to raise their children. My parents weren’t either aggressive or permissive instead they were in the middle. Almost as if there is a grey area, that’s where my parents would have been placed. At times, they were assertive but it was for my benefit and other times they were loving. Still, I don’t quite understand how a parent can be one of these two types without having factors of the other included in it. For example, when a parent is assertive is it not out of love? I feel they wouldn’t be an authoritative if they didn’t care. There should be some middle ground for parenting because every child is not the same therefore parenting styles shouldn’t be either.

I would start by saying that I really like the subject of your article. It is new and different from all others that I read. Moreover, the article is very well organized and clear. The two parental styles are well explained and the examples help us to fully understand what they are.
However, I would like to complete the article by presenting the two other styles and say on what they are based. So in general there are four categories: authoritative, authoritarian, permissive and uninvolved. According to the article “Parenting Styles” the styles of parenting are judged in regards of four factors: discipline, warmth and nurturance, communication and expectations. Based on these, they were able to create four general portraits that represent most parents in the world.
I first want to correct a mistake you made in your article. You mentioned that the authoritative parents tend to be very strict, to have high expectations of their children but not giving them lots of affection, but in reality it is the authoritarian parents that do so. On the contrary, authoritative parents do have some high expectations and rules, but they are more comprehensive, supportive and communicative with their children. The discipline used is established in order to guide children in their growth and is not as much restrictive and strict than the other one.
In addition, you gave a good description of permissive parenting because they are indeed parents with very high affection towards their children, but with low expectations and discipline, making sometimes more immature adults.
Finally, there is a last parenting profile, the uninvolved parents. This style represents the parents that give their child the basic needs such as food, clothes, etc. They do not have any attempts, rules, affection nor communication with them. They are mostly absent for their children and do not play a major role in their life since they do not want to be.
In the article, the author Kendra Cherry conclude that the best parental style regarding the long-term consequences on the child is authoritative because they tend to be happier and to succeed more in various aspects of their life.
Sources:
http://psychology.about.com/od/developmentalpsychology/a/parenting-style...

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