What Are Parenting Styles? Essay

1430 Words Feb 13th, 2015 6 Pages
Alyssa Bailey
Mrs. Good/Mrs. Oxford
English 512
11 February 2015
Identifying Parenting Styles Did you know that there are different parenting styles? From the rising to fame "tiger-momming" to the infamous "helicopter" parenting, many other styles exist in between these two styles. Though, there are formal names for the two aforementioned styles. Tiger-momming is less known as authoritarian parenting known for its strictness and lack of affection shared between parents and their offspring, while “helicopter” parenting is a sub-style of authoritative parenting, which is known for being a balance between strict and loving. There is another side of the styles mentioned, which will be brought up later in the paper (refer to addendum). Although there are different parenting styles, some are better and more beneficial for children than others. As mentioned in the introduction, authoritarian parenting is known for its strictness. Authoritarian parents tend to lack in responsiveness in response to their children as well as acceptance (Marsiglia et al). According to one article “parents who employ this style tend to constrict children’s independence and force them to follow strict rules” (Marsiglia et al). The strict rules these parents set come with a harsh punishment for disobeying them. Natalie Ernst of McKendree University has noted, “There is no room for questions with their strict ground rules, carefully arranged environment, and watchful monitoring of…

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