What is the best parenting style and what does the research say about the effects of this parenting style on cognitive and social development?
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What does research say about the effects of authoritative parenting style on cognitive and social development of the child or children from parents who use the authoritative style?
According to Darling and Steinberg (1993), parents who use an authoritative parenting style "has been shown to help children and adolescents develop an instrumental competence characterized by the balancing of societal and individual needs and responsibilities" (p. 487). Authoritative parenting is said to provide a high level of emotional support, high standards for behavior and achievement, offer the appropriate amount of autonomy, and clear communication that promotes shared dialogue between parent and child. All of ...
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