The Best and Worst Of Child Rearing <br />A Realistic View of the Techniques of Parenting and establishing a Healthy Environment. <br /> By: Laura Hurley <br /> ABA 607 <br />
What is Child Rearing? <br />Parenting is the process of creating an environment that promotes and supports the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood.<br />Parenting does not refer to just a biological connection, it’s and individual that is raising or helping to raise a child.<br />There are four categories that all parenting falls into based on how much the parent is involved with the child and the demands they place on them. <br />
WHICH ONE ARE YOU?<br />CHILD<br /> REARING<br /> STYLES<br />AUTHORITARIAN<br />AUTHORITATIVE<br />PERMISSIVE<br />UNINVOLVED<br />
Authoritative<br /><ul><li>Child is allowed to make their own decisions when they are ready.
Child is encouraged to express their thoughts, feelings and desires
Child is allowed to be involved and express their views during decision making
Parent explains decisions and consequences made concerning child
Parent is attentive and sensitive to child's needs </li></ul>“Let me explain<br />Why I grounded <br />You” <br />“What do you <br />Think about the<br />Decision to go <br />To the movies?”<br />“How do you <br />Think you should <br />Be punished?” <br />
Effectiveness<br /><ul><li>Children are more likely to self regulate emotions
Children has a higher self-esteem and healthy self image
Children are better able to control their behavior
Children learn responsibility and consequences for their actions</li></li></ul><li>Authoritarian<br /><ul><li> Child is not involved in any decision making
Child has no encouragement to express thoughts or emotions
Child tends to never develop a true sense of identity
Parent uses force and punishment to control the child
Parent often degrades child to exert control </li></ul>“Why, Because I <br />Said So.” <br />“Children should<br />Be seen and not<br />Heard.”<br />“Stop or I’ll<br />Give You <br />Something to<br />Cry about”<br />
Dangers <br /><ul><li>Children are often anxious and unhappy
Children have a low self-esteem and poor self image
Parents do not regulate for appropriate behavior
Parent is there to support choices regardless of what they are
Parent does not have the care or concern to get involved </li></ul>“ I don’t care <br />What time you <br />Go to bed”<br />“Stay out as <br />Late as you <br />Want”<br />“Make yourself<br />Whatever you<br />Want for dinner”<br />
Dangers<br /><ul><li>Children are usually impulsive
Parents are very unresponsive to child's needs and wants </li></ul>“ Yeah, Whatever”<br />“I’m busy <br />Go away” <br />“I don’t Care”<br />
Dangers<br /><ul><li> Children almost have no self regulating skills when it comes to emotions.
Children have many problems in school and in there academic life
Children tend to alienate themselves and have little or no positive relationships
Children tend to be unaware of boundaries and consequences for behavior </li></li></ul><li>Additional Information<br />Contact Local Behavior Specialist <br />Berk, Laura E., Illinois State University. Infants. Children and Adolescence. Sixth edition. <br />
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