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Parenting Style Impact on Child Development

Give an explanation of how each of these four types of parenting styles (the strict parent, the permissive parent, the parent who tries to be the child's friend, and the neglectful parent) can impact children's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Also explain the role of culture in influencing parenting styles.

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Hi and thank you for using BrainMass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular problem, your professor is asking you to show knowledge of parenting styles and how they impact development. I suggest using this outline:

1. On parenting styles - here present the 4 types.
2. Talk about how each can impact development; one parenting style to one developmental aspect.
3. Role of culture.

Don't forget to provide your own views when putting together your discussion. Cite your resources if you are taking ideas from published materials. The resources below should help you further. Good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

On Parenting Styles

Parenting styles are known as psychological constructs, established ways or strategies that parents utilise to bring up their children. Consequently, there are four recognized constructs and they are as follows:

1. Authoritative - This strategy is about moderate parents being in control where parents are assertive, balancing the needs and demands of the child to the importance of gradually raising up the bar with expectations of maturity over the stages of development. Parents encourage the kids to be independent but place a control/limit to their actions based on reason and logic. By setting clear standards and monitoring the boundaries, they allow the children to develop within these bounds within age-appropriate behavior, demanding responsibility and ...

Solution Summary

The different parenting styles are explored, explained and discussed in this solution to help the student complete the task (see above) of discussing parental styles and its impact on kids.