The Pros And Cons Of Permissive Parents

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The first years are the most important years for a child. During this time, they develop motor skills such as walking and moving their arms. They also learn how to eat, talk, laugh, and smile. Toddlers begin to acknowledge colors and shapes, as well as letters and numbers. One of the most important factors that they begin to pick up on during this time is behavior. Young children watch and mimic almost everything they see someone or something do, especially those closest to them, such as mom and dad. They also begin to differentiate between right and wrong. How parents act and respond to the child’s actions early on can have a lasting impact on the behavior of the child well into his or her adult years. The way a parent or guardian …show more content…
The actions of a permissive parent or guardian tend to be similar to a friend rather than an authoritative figure to the child. This type of parenting uses little to no form of punishment, and make very few demands pertaining to the behavior of the child (Dornbusch). A permissive parent or guardian attempts to be acceptant and affirmative towards a child’s actions, impulses, and desires (Baumrind). They imply to the child that they are a tool for he or she to use, instead of an authoritative figure that wants to help shape his or her future and future behavior. A child with a permissive parent or guardian tends to make his or her own decisions about the activities he or she partakes in. A permissive parent or guardian also avoids the exercise of control, and does not encourage the child to obey externally defined standards …show more content…
A parent or guardian who practices this type of parenting style attempts to control, shape, and evaluate the behavior and attitudes of the child in accordance with a set standard of conduct formulated by a higher authority (Baumrind). An authoritarian parent or guardian is stricter on the child than a permissive parent or guardian. They demand respect from their child and enforce both rules and virtues. Authoritarian parents and guardians use forceful measures to curb self-will at points where the child’s actions or beliefs conflict with what she thinks is right conduct (Baumrind). This type of parenting type is associated with the early centuries of parenting styles in which parents enforced the will of God onto their

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