effect of parenting style on the academic development of children

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CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of the study
Parents according to Longman Dictionary of contemporary English imply the father or mother of a person. It also went on to disclose its view on parenting as the skill or activity of looking after your own children. Davies (2000) opined that parenting (or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional social and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood.

Parenting style is a psychological contrast representing standard strategies that parents use in their child rearing (stantrock, 2007). There are many differing theories and opinions on the best ways to rear children, as well as differing levels of time and effort that
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It will also broaden the scope of knowledge by increasing the body.
1.6 Scope of the Study
This study covered parenting styles such as Authoritarian, Authoritative, permissive or indulgent, uninvolved and Helicopter parenting styles and will be carried out in Omoku, ONELGA, Rivers State, using teachers in Public Secondary Schools.

1.7 Definition of Terms
This work was cantered on five main terms effect, parenting styles, academic, and development children.

Effect: This simply mans what impact parenting styles has had on the academic development of the children. It can also be seen as a change that somebody or something causes in somebody or something else.
Parenting style: Parenting styles can be referred to as a particular way in which parents care for their child or children. Santrock (2007) explained that parenting style is a psychological contrast representing standard strategist that parents use in their child rearing. Parenting styles can be said to be all the method parents choose to train their child and ward. It could be derived from their various believes and way of life. Exposure can also influence the choice of parenting styles.
Academic: This is connected with education, especially studying in schools and universities. It can also be seen as involving a lot of reading and studying

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