Child Parenting, Family Environments, And Relational Outcomes

1114 Words Nov 25th, 2016 5 Pages
Parenting is a very crucial and important part of human development. There are different approaches to parenting, and one of the approaches is called helicopter parenting (Cline & Fay, 1990). This approach is when the parent hovers over their children watching their every move. Kelly G. Odenweller, Melanie Booth-Butterfield, and Keith Weber (2015) wrote an article on helicopter parenting and the effects it has on the children titled, “Investigating helicopter parenting, family environments, and relational outcomes for millennials.” The journal focuses on millennials, children born after 1982, and summarizes the different parenting styles and the ramifications it brings (Odenweller, Booth-Butterfield, & Weber, 2014). There are three different parenting styles that are mentioned in the journal article: authoritarian, permissive, and authoritative parenting (Baumrind, 1966). The consensus to which parenting style is the best was the authoritative parenting. The reason the authoritative parenting is considered the most effective parenting is because someone that is authoritative has the perfect combination of giving the child his or her own space to learn how to do the task on their own, as well as setting boundaries that will protect the child. Another part of parenting the article considers is the family communication patters, which has to do with way families communicate with other. For example, the way parents deal with family decisions can play a factor. The results of the…

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