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Types of Parenting Styles

Talk to a relative, friend, or co-worker concerning her or his beliefs on child rearing. Based on the description you are given, would you say the parenting style most closely matches the authoritarian, authoritative, or overly permissive styles you have studied in this unit? How so?

Using information from the textbook and from at least one scholarly article, describe how these styles might affect social, language, and cognitive development in a child.

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First you would need to be knowledgeable of the four parenting styles, which include authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved (1).

The authoritarian parenting style is also known as being extremely strict and often very controlling. Parents generally dictate how their children will act and stress the importance of obedience. Obedience is so important that in some cases, the children are not allowed to disagree with the decisions of the parents. In this parenting style, the parents generally do not give the children a choice in the rules or how they are to be enforced (3).

The authoritative parenting style is considered to be a more moderate style, where parents allow their children to help in creating the rules; however, the parents must also agree with the rules set into place. The parents explain the rules, their importance, and why they must be followed. Children learn that the rules are put into place for a reason, yet if they break the rules there will be ...

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This solution discusses the four types of parenting styles and how they can affect a child's development, language, and cognitive abilities. Reference used are included.

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