Authoritarian Parenting: Identifying Parenting Styles

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Alyssa Bailey
Mrs. Good/Mrs. Oxford
English 512
11 February 2015
Identifying Parenting Styles Did you know that there are different parenting styles? From the rising to fame "tiger-momming" to the infamous "helicopter" parenting, many other styles exist in between these two styles. Though, there are formal names for the two aforementioned styles. Tiger-momming is less known as authoritarian parenting known for its strictness and lack of affection shared between parents and their offspring, while “helicopter” parenting is a sub-style of authoritative parenting, which is known for being a balance between strict and loving. There is another side of the styles mentioned, which will be brought up later in the paper (refer to addendum).
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Authoritarian parents tend to lack in responsiveness in response to their children as well as acceptance (Marsiglia et al). According to one article “parents who employ this style tend to constrict children’s independence and force them to follow strict rules” (Marsiglia et al). The strict rules these parents set come with a harsh punishment for disobeying them. Natalie Ernst of McKendree University has noted, “There is no room for questions with their strict ground rules, carefully arranged environment, and watchful monitoring of behavior” (Ernst). She also mentions that the bitterness or unresponsiveness toward children may be due to high demands, control, and expectations (Ernst). Authoritarian parents tend to over exercise their authority with the use of remedial corrective styles to make sure the children are aware of who is in control. As well as over exercising their authority, they constantly exert pressure onto their children to perform at the highest level (Levine 10). Parents are occasionally rigid and harsh in correcting misbehavior (Allen and …show more content…
The statement also applies to three of the aforementioned parenting styles. For permissive parents, their children in college are less likely to develop anxiety and depression as well as develop a sense of privilege (Ernst). Permissive parents allow their children to be self-regulating, which is an aspect of life that children need to learn to be (Marsiglia et. al). Also, permissive parents tend to be tolerant of their children’s behaviors. With the development of self-worth, permissive fathers are shown to have a positive relationship with

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