Different Parenting Styles Essay

915 Words Nov 28th, 2010 4 Pages
There are many different ways of parenting children. Some are more favorable than others and some can even damage one’s emotional future, causing problems such as anxiety, unhappiness, and other low self-esteem issues. Although there are four distinct parenting styles, many parents are often somewhere in between a couple on the scale.
My parents often took to the authoritative style, which is known currently as the most successful approach. The authoritative parent is involved in their child’s life and is accepting as well as sensitive to their needs. Sometimes, I could see my parents as being authoritarian, which is common because many parents find a kind of medium between these two styles. Unlike authoritative, the authoritarian
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Unlike me, because Ally’s parents were extremely authoritarian, Ally did not turn out as well. Don’t get me wrong, she was a nice, sociable girl growing up. But as she matured, she sought out love and attention in guys. I figure that because her father never gave her the proper love or attention, she turned to various guys to find the “love” and attention she craved.
As far as my relationships go, I believe that my parents did a good job with the way they acted around me. What I mean is, seeing the way my parents treated each other as equals definitely influenced my outlook on relationships in a positive way. They are a huge influence on me but I don’t exactly “hear” their voices when I am doing something they would consider unfavorable. Once in a while when I am in those situations, I do feel a bit of remorse towards what I am doing. I figure that it is from the autonomy granting and problem solving qualities of authoritative parenting.
Before taking this class, I had thought very little of how I would parent my future children. I did not even know that there were different styles of parenting. When I learned about the distinct styles of child rearing, I began to think of which style my parents had used. I also started considering what style I might use. I decided that I like the way my parents raised me, contrary to my prior beliefs. I like how they balanced their parenting between authoritative and authoritarian, leaning more to the

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