Parenting Styles and Education Comparison Essay

Parenting Styles and Education
A study of different parenting styles and their influence on a child's life.
# 9765 | 1,039 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper analyzes various parenting styles - authoritarian, authoritative, neglectful and indulgent parenting. The paper describes the characteristics typical to each of these styles. The writer succeeds in proving, by reviewing several researches, that parenting styles do in fact make a difference on a child's life and on who she/he becomes.

From the Paper:

"Does parenting matter in the field of education? Developmental psychologist John Borkowski, PhD says yes. Along with Borkowski, Sharon Ramey, PhD has edited a book entitled "How do parents matter?" Ramey says, "Parenting influences are much more than parents' desires to mold children. Can you make your child be who you want? Of course not.? Ramey also says it is preposterous to even ask the question, "Do parents matter?" (Azar, 2000)

"Is there a way to parent children that is better than others? Diana Baumrind is a leading authority on parenting and she believes that parents should be neither punitive nor aloof. Baumrind believes that parents should develop rules for children while at the same time being portive and nurturant. (Santrock, 2001)
Four parenting styles that Baumrind says exist are authoritarian parenting, authoritative parenting, neglectful parenting, and indulgent parenting. (Santrock, 2001)"

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