Parenting Styles Narrative Essay by LatinoHeat88

Parenting Styles
A narrative essay on parenting styles.
# 109871 | 1,145 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | CA

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This paper describes differing styles parents used to bring up children. The author focuses on his own experience, stating that he thinks the authoritative style is the best. The paper also presents information from various studies that have been carried out on this subject.

From the Paper:

"Parenting styles have a profound impact on development. The way an individual is raised is often displayed in the ways in which they act and raise their own children. Studies have shown that in most cases, if an individual was raised in a certain way, they will raise their own children that same particular way. Furthermore, I feel that in mental health settings, an individual will be more receptive to a type of counseling which may be similar to the method in which they were raised.
"My parents were unquestionably authoritative parents. An authoritative parent is "firm, setting clear and consistent limits... they are loving and emotionally supportive" (Feldman, 2008, p.278). I feel this way because they would always give me my options. If I were doing something wrong they would give me the choice - either to keep doing what I was doing and face a consequence or to stop the behavior and I would not face a consequence. They would always take the time to explain things; as in telling me why something was wrong, e.g. if you keep your shoes on in the house you will make it more dirty, and this will make more work for all of us."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Darling, Nancy. (2008). Parenting Style and its Correlates. Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education.
  • Feldman., R. S. (2008). Development across the life span (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • Feldman, R., Collins, J., Green, J. (2004). Essentials of Understanding Psychology: 2nd Canadian Edition. Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

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MLA Format

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