Jean Wood PSY3000 Activity 2 complete

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Jean Wood PSY3000 - 2 Effective Parenting There are three major parental styles: Authoritarian, overly permissive and authoritative. The authoritarian parent is dominant over the child’s actions, reactions and controls most of the child’s environment. The overly permissive parent is the one who either ignores a situation without considering future ramifications or gives in to every request immediately which may lead to the child becoming easily frustrated or not being able to wait patiently (a skill needed for successful social interactions). Finally, the authoritative parenting style is a type of balance between the controlling authoritarian style and the overly permissive style. The authoritarian parent is also able to move from guidance to structure without excess pressure and can easily move back to allow the child to explore his new abilities or environment on their own. The authoritative parent has good control over their own emotions and realizes the benefit of the moment to be one of learning for the children. Elements of optimal care giving – are based on three main parental reactions. First, A parent’s responsiveness to the child’s signals (crying, facial expressions, proximity, or other identifiers that may depict feelings. Second, the parent’s ability to control their own emotions and respond to the various rhythms such as when the child is needing to be stimulated or calmed through touch by the closeness in proximity by the parent. Third, to be able to have educational interactions with the child at their level
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Jean Wood PSY3000 - 2 teaching and exploring the world around the child in terms and words easily understood and that promote learning. (Coon, 10 th Ed.) Effects of discipline depend on which type of discipline chosen – the use of power, withholding affection or by managing the child’s behavior certain outcomes can be a direct result. With power, you might obtain a short-term cessation of behavior but in time, the child may in turn become aggressive and defiant. When affection is used to manage the child - they learn to associate controlling their own behavior with the anticipation of getting or loosing attention and or affection. Long term - this develops insecurities and anxiety looking always for approval Management techniques are the best if carried out at the child’s level of understanding or abilities. Optimum outcomes occur
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY Psy3000 taught by Professor Knox,jill during the Spring '10 term at Northcentral.

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