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Parenting and Personality Development

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Does parenting contribute to personality development?

What are the effects of extremely controlling parents on personality development?

What are the effects of overly permissive parenting?

What are the effects of uninvolved parenting?

Why do siblings raised together by the same parents sometimes turn out dramatically different?

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It is believed that a person's personality development is shaped by heredity and the environment. Research has shown that hereditary factors are becoming more important in the development of basic personality traits such as emotional tone, and the environment tends to influence values, beliefs, and expectations. With this being said, when a child is born, the environment they live in is controlled by their parents or caregivers; therefore, parenting plays a strong role in how a child's personality develops (1).

Authoritarian parenting is when parents are demanding and extremely controlling. Because authoritarian parents expect children to live up to high expectations, obey their parents, and if they fail to obey, there are usually strict consequences. The child does not have choices and tend to struggle for their independence. Children who are parented with authoritarian style tend to be withdrawn, anxious, and suffer from low self-esteem. Research shows ...

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The expert discusses the role parenting plays in personality development, as well as authoritarian, indulgent, and uninvolved parenting styles and the effects these styles can have on the the children. Also discusses how two siblings can be raised together, but be so different.

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