Parenting Styles

Parenting Styles (Worth 30 Points)

Learning Objectives 3c, 4a, 5a, 5b, and 5c

*Please note:* This discussion forum is “post first.” In other words, you will not see the posts of your classmates until after you post. When you post, your classmates’ posts will be revealed so you can read them and compose your reply. Step 1: Review the following chart, which provides a quick review of the three main parenting styles:
Permissive ParentsLow control; Ambivalent responsivenessMakes few demands; submits to the wishes of childrenAuthoritarianParentsHigh control; Low responsivenessDictates rules; expects obedienceAuthoritativeParentsHigh control; High responsivenessSets and enforces fair and reasonable rules; discusses reasoning for rules with children

Step 2: Next, please watch the following Ted Talk: Changing Roles of Parents.

Step 3: The purpose of this discussion is first to reflect on the parenting style(s) of your caregiver(s), thinking through the effects the style(s) had on your own development.  Though you do not submit this information to the discussion forum, thinking through the style(s) of your own caregiver(s) is often a relevant first step.  After the self-reflection, please compose and post your answers to the following questions:

  • Describe the style of parenting you most value and explain why. In your description and explanation, integrate relevant content based on the assigned readings.
  • Go to Psychology Collection DatabaseMonitor on Psychology, or another credible source to search for and select at least one article that describes the parenting style you most value, including strategies on how to implement that parenting style. Summarize the article, using APA style for in-text citations, and include at least *three* relevant strategies on how to implement the parenting style you most value.
  • Based on the research presented in the assigned readings, explain the effects on children from the parenting style you most value.  If you include additional research, use APA style for your in-text citations.
  • Create a reference page titled References.  Use APA style for your citations.