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Parenting

Parenting Styles and Approaches: – Diana Baumrind’s typology: authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and uninvolved styles. – Characteristics and impacts of authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and uninvolved parenting […]

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Parenting Styles and Approaches:
– Diana Baumrind’s typology: authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and uninvolved styles.
– Characteristics and impacts of authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and uninvolved parenting styles.
– Criticisms and variations within parenting styles.
– Contemporary parenting models falling between authoritarian and permissive styles.
– The impact of parenting style on a child’s mental health and well-being.

Parenting Factors and Influences:
– Influence of social class, wealth, culture, and income on parenting methods.
– Role of cultural values in child-rearing practices.
– Evolution of parenting due to changing times, norms, and traditions.
– Gender differences in parenting highlighted by parental investment theory.
– Various factors influencing parenting decisions.

Effective Parenting Strategies:
– Benefits of authoritative parenting in terms of competence, mental health, and social development.
– Positive outcomes associated with authoritative parenting.
– Trustful parenting approach emphasizing child-centered decision-making and learning from mistakes.
– Importance of problem-solving and unconditional parental love in effective parenting.
– Peter Gray’s advocacy for child-centered, trustful parenting.

Parenting Practices and Skills:
– Specific parenting behaviors used to raise children.
– Socialization of children and the cultural understanding reflected in parenting practices.
– Importance of communication, consistency, and resource utilization in parenting skills.
– Variability of parenting practices across different cultures.
– The correlation between parenting skills and a child’s cognitive potential.

Negative Parenting Impact:
– Effects of intrusive parenting on children.
– Consequences of setting unrealistic expectations, comparing children, and fostering codependency.
– Risks associated with intrusive parenting, including under-eating, risky behaviors, substance use, and depressive symptoms in adolescents.
– Hindrance to child development and growth caused by intrusive parenting.
– The gap created between parents and children due to uninvolved parenting.

Parenting (Wikipedia)

Parenting or child rearing promotes and supports the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cognitive development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the intricacies of raising a child and not exclusively for a biological relationship.

A father and a mother holding their infant child

The most common caretakers in parenting are the biological parents of the child in question. However, a caretaker may be an older sibling, step-parent, grandparent, legal guardian, aunt, uncle, other family members, or a family friend. Governments and society may also have a role in child-rearing or upbringing. In many cases, orphaned or abandoned children receive parental care from non-parent or non-blood relations. Others may be adopted, raised in foster care, or placed in an orphanage. Parenting skills vary, and a parent or surrogate with good parenting skills may be referred to as a good parent.

Parenting styles vary by historical period, race/ethnicity, social class, preference, and a few other social features. Additionally, research supports that parental history, both in terms of attachments of varying quality and parental psychopathology, particularly in the wake of adverse experiences, can strongly influence parental sensitivity and child outcomes. Parenting may have long-term impacts on adoptive children as well, as recent research has shown that warm adoptive parenting reduces internalizing and externalizing problems of the adoptive children over time.

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