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Parenting Styles Evaluated - Psychology Analysis

Please help me evaluate the different types of parenting styles & their influence on development during infancy & early childhood. (300 word response)
Then compare & contrast at least 2 different kinds of caregivers(e.g., stay at home parent, daycare, grandparent, nanny) & the positive and negative impacts on development during infancy & early childhood. (300 word response)

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Parenting styles and influences;

According to renowned Child Psychologist, Dina Baumrind, parents are placed in one of 4 category's when it comes to the style they use to raise their children. These four categories are: Authoritarian, indulgent, authoritative, or negligent (Baumrind, 1971). Each of these styles represents a point in the disciplinary spectrum from Authoritarian ( very strict rules and expectations) to the negligent parent (detached and emotionally disconnected from child). As a general rule, no parent will fall perfectly into any category but most will be predominant in one category over the others and this will have the most effect on the child ( Baumrind, 1971).

In connection to the parenting styles developed by Baumrind, there's a shared belief among psychologist's that most parents styles come from their parents and the way they were raised. The theory goes that new parents will keep most of what they liked about their parents styles and disregard most of the things they disliked from their parents. It's these unique combination of factors passed down from the grandparents to both new parents that will shape and impact the child's development from infancy through young adulthood (Baumrind, 1971).

Much of what a child is taught by the parents will be driven by the styles and personalities of both the child and the parent. As an example, a ...

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According to renowned Child Psychologist, Dina Baumrind, parents are placed in one of 4 category's when it comes to the style they use to raise their children. These four categories are: Authoritarian, indulgent, authoritative, or negligent (Baumrind, 1971). Each of these styles represents a point in the disciplinary spectrum from Authoritarian ( very strict rules and expectations) to the negligent parent (detached and emotionally disconnected from child). As a general rule, no parent will fall perfectly into any category but most will be predominant in one category over the others and this will have the most effect on the child ( Baumrind, 1971).

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