Argumentative Essay On Aggressive Parenting

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Parenting is often referred to as the toughest job an adult could have. From sleepless nights to early mornings, to dropping your child off at daycare for the first time, to watching them drive away to a friend’s house on their sixteenth birthday, to saying goodbye as they leave the house to pursue their next journey in life, parenting is a job you cannot, and should not, take a break from. Each and every day arises new challenges that parents will have to tackle with their children. Even though some challenges are definitely harder than others, parents have to tackle these arising problems doing what is not only best for themselves and the child, but the family as a whole. Thus being said, the hardest and most impacting choice a parent will …show more content…
Aggressive parenting is the style of parenting that enforces an unreasonable amount of rules and punishments on children who fail to meet the impossible expectations of their strict and close minded parents. Aggressive parents strive to create the “perfect” child; the definition of this image differs on the parents. While aggressive parents often do everything it takes to give their child success, this often leads to unhappiness. Individuality is not an option when it comes to aggressive parenting. The parent strictly shapes their child into exactly who and what they want them to become, and in most cases, it is not at all what the child wants. Aggressive parents often come up with harsh punishments for useless rules that the children do not even know they are breaking. Parent’s reasoning behind these punishments and rules are often similar to the response, “Because I said so” (Styles). Having such strict and enforcing guidelines, in some cases, makes their children believe they are not loved or cared for, but rather used for their parent’s urge for …show more content…
By taking key factors in both of these parenting styles and combining them together, the result is outstanding. While parents should discipline their kids in some ways, unlike passive parents, they do not need to discipline in extreme and unexplainable matters, like aggressive parents do. Children need some kind of attention, but not a life full of nonstop monitoring. This style of parenting is more “democratic” in the ways that parents are “responsive...and willing to ask questions” and “more nurturing and forgiving rather than punishing” (Styles). Children need to know that they can be self expressant and still receive support from their parents. While children do need to be disciplined and punished for their wrong actions, these punishments and rules do not need to be irrational. However, discipline is needed in order for children to learn right from wrong. A perfect mix of aggressive and passive parenting is the most common, and most efficient way to raise a

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