Authoritarian Parenting Styles

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Not every child is raised by the same type of parents and some parents care more than others. Everyone is different, but there is three general types of parenting styles (authoritarian, permissive, and authoritative) that each result in children to behave differently (Baumrind, 1967).
The authoritarian parent incorporates strict rules, obedience to authority, and harsh punishment. They do not outwardly show their love for their children and they keep their relationships with their kids distant. These parents tend to believe that they are always correct and do not give the child a chance to explain themselves (Ramirez, n.d.; Sarac, 2001). It is very similar to what adults experience in the military.
A permissive parent tries to be friends
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One parenting style may work for one child but not for another. This has made proving that parenting styles affect the development and behavior of children difficult, however, it does not make it impossible. It can be proved that the most affective parenting style on a child’s behavior and development is the authoritative approach whereas the authoritarian and permissive approaches cause negative effects on children.
The developmental and behavioral problems that can result from authoritarian parenting are that “children rarely learn to think on their own, they feel pressured to conform, they often become socially withdrawn, they may be very angry, they may feel resentful and frustrated, they can find it hard to deal with their anger, they may develop a tendency to act out, they can develop a fear of failure (due to pressure), they often have a low self-esteem and develop a resentment of authority.”(Walton, 2012)
The problems that arise from permissive parenting are that the children “lack self-discipline, they sometimes have poor social skills, they may be self-involved and demanding, and they can feel insecure due to the lack of boundaries and guidance” (Cherry, 2015). There can be positives to permissive parenting styles. Children feel more open to confiding in their parents, they often can be leaders, and they tend to feel comfort at home (Cherry,

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