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Running head: PARENTING STYLES AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT1Parental Style and Socio-Emotional Development in Middle ChildhoodJennifer M. WrightGrand Canyon University: PCN- 5186/20/18
PARENTING STYLES AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT2Parental Style and Socio-Emotional Development in Middle ChildhoodParenting is a very difficult task that some people decide to take on. However, the style that the parents use with their children have a large impact on how children behave, feel, think, and interact with others, and it can also have an impact on their future. Parents need to be aware and learn how to treat their children starting from the day they are born because all their actions, feelings, stressors, etc. impact their child and how they develop. Within this paper it will define the four different styles of parenting and how each style would affect the socio-emotional development of a ten-year-old child.Parenting StylesAuthoritarianThis parenting style has been more known as a strict parenting style. Authoritarian style of parenting consists of having strict, specific rules that the child is to follow all the time without discussion (Kail & Cavanaugh, 2016). These parents are also not very responsive or warm to their children and give little consideration to their wishes (Kail & Cavanaugh, 216). In other words, they have high parental control over their children with very little affection (Kail & Cavanaugh, 2016). This type of parenting with high demand and little affection to their children could cause some detrimental harm to their child’s socioemotional development. Authoritarian parents could cause a ten-year-old child to mistrust others or become withdrawn from their own parents (Howenstein et al., 2015). Children in these homes may also have poor social behaviors, have