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Talk to a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle concerning their beliefs about child rearing. Do they closely match the authoritarian, authoritative, or overly permissive styles you have studied in this unit? How so? How do you think these styles affect social, language, and cognitive development in a child? How do you think the addition of more children to a family affects parenting styles? How do you think parenting styles change as children develop? Support your thoughts about these questions with information from scholarly sources.

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The solution discusses the topic of beliefs regarding child rearing to help students in tackling the original problem (see above) with regards to child rearing and parenting styles.

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With the authoritarian parenting style, parents have strict rules and high expectations that children must meet. Parents using an authoritative style of parenting are often demanding but do not express much nurturing and responsiveness. Punishments or some type of discipline are often used when the child does not meet the expectations of the parent (Chan, 2010). The ...

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