The Importance Of Permissive Parents

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When it comes to having children, parenting can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences. A child’s development can be influenced in many ways and parents are the major influence in their children 's lives. In the early 1960s, psychologist Diana Baumrind discovered four parenting styles (Berg). Those parenting styles include authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved. Authoritative parents create clear guidelines and expectations for their children, however still provide lots of nurturing and love. They are consistent with rules, but can be flexible too. Permissive parents have little to no expectations for their children. Many times they view their children as friends and have few limits for them. Authoritarian …show more content…
Children have emotional drawbacks when raised in such a hostile environment, they tend to be very fearful, angry and frustrated. With parents that mostly focus on the things that children fail on it gives the children low self-esteem (Sarac). When raised in authoritarian environment the children have little to no freedom, so they tend to be less skilled with building relationships. There is also a strong correlation between the strict and disciplinary parents and children doing well in school (Sarac). The children are fearful of the parents and they do very well academically so that way they don’t get …show more content…
Uninvolved parents are busy with their own needs and problems and often neglect their children (Darling). They usually provide basic needs for their children but they are emotionally, socially and academically absent. These parents similar to permissive don’t have many restrictions and rules for their children. Uninvolved parents keep interactions with the children to a minimum so the children often are left alone to deal with whatever is going on (Mensah and Kuranchie). Uninvolved parenting style has many long-term effects on the emotional, social, and academic development.
The children that grow up in uninvolved families have very low self-esteem because they don’t receive the emotional support from their parents, the neglect that they get from their parents makes them feel unloved and lonely (Mensah and Kuranchie). Not having parental guidance, they can develop behavioral problems. Without parental encouragement the children also have poor social skills, and are not interested in interacting with people (Darling). In addition, the children have academic problems because they are neglected by their

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