Effects Of Parenting Styles Among Teenagers

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?I?m too fat?, ?I?m too short? ?I?m not smart enough? are all phrases we have heard from someone else at least once in our lives, if not from ourselves. It is known that teenager years are the time where we begin to feel self-conscious about ourselves and begin comparing ourselves to others. An adolescence year is in fact the most important stage for developing our self-esteem, and where self-esteem may begin declining. Studies show that one-third to one-half of teenagers struggle with self-esteem. Low-self esteem among teens is actually more common than high self-esteem. It is critical to be aware for society to be aware that the results of having low self-esteem and not learning how to cope with it can have long term affects that can carry …show more content…
social development and self-esteem. Teenagers who have good strong relationships with parents tend to do better in many areas of their lives. This study is important because it shows how the most common parenting styles affect teenagers lives. Parents are the first and for many most important educators in a persons life. However, from a symbolic perspective, the word ?parenting? may have different meanings in societies. Just like there are different kinds of parenting styles, there are different meanings of parenting as well. A parent might feel that parenting means being an understanding person, supportive and being there for their child no matter what. For others, parenting might mean being tough with their children, enforcing psychical punishment and harsh academic expectations. It is important to society to know that people have different ideas of how a child should be raised and the role of the parent in raising that …show more content…
This study is important to society because it takes a closer look at how parents and teachers play a part in a student?s overall sense of self-worth. According to LaBarbera (2008), support from both parents and teachers can actually improve a student?s self-esteem by about 35%. It is important for a student to maintain a high self-esteem so they can perform their best academically and maintain a positive outlook about themselves in all aspects of their lives. From a symbolic perspective, one ?s self sense is constructed in relation to how we view ourselves and how other people view us. How other people view us shapes an image of our actions and beliefs. If society views these students negatively such as feeling pity for them, they will start to believe that about themselves as well. It is important to always maintain a positive outlook towards these students so that they can reflect that positiviry upon themselves as

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