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Three Different Parenting Styles

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1. Using Baumrind's classification of parenting styles, determine how an authoritarian, an authoritative, and a permissive parent might respond to the following scenarios:
a) A five year old, who has always liked spaghetti, looks at spaghetti being served tonight and says "Yuck!Spaghetti!I'm not eating it!.
b) A 10 year old, calls his mom a curse word. Later, it is time for the mom to drive the child to soccer practice.
c) Two children, 8 and 10, argue incessantly and loudly with each other whenever their mom receives a phone call.

2. How should parents deal with preschooler's fears, which are often irrational (e.g "monsters under the bed"), yet often result in nightmares and night terrors?

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1. Using Baumrind's classification of parenting styles, determine how an authoritarian, an authoritative, and a permissive parent might respond to the following scenarios:

a) A five year old, who has always liked spaghetti, looks at spaghetti being served tonight and says "Yuck!Spaghetti!I'm not eating it!.
The authoritarian parent would stress obedience and result in forceful measures. They would yell at and even physical discipline the child, forcing them to eat the spaghetti.

The authoritative parent also would uses rational and reasoning. They might still yell but add a punishment or threat such as no desert or no television if the child does not eat the spaghetti. They have rules set-up and refer back to them.

The permissive parent would talk to the child about rights ...

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Short explanations of three types of parenting styles.

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