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Parenting Styles and Family Dynamics Dr. Leilani Brown
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Parenting Parenting may be viewed as complex set of activities and behaviors that work over a long period of time to influence the eventual outcome of raising children. In this lecture, we will assume that discussions of parenting refer to normal and healthy parenting, not abusive or abnormal behaviors.
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Parenting Research One of the most important researchers in the field of parenting is Diana Baumrind’s concept of parenting styles. Her ideas are based on normal variations in the behaviors parents use to control and socialize their children. Baumrind’s concept assumes that normal parenting revolves around the issue of control and that the central role of parents is to teach, socialize,& control children. Two concepts, parental responsiveness and involvement are key to this view.
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Parental Responsiveness Refers to the amount of warmth and affection that is present in the day to day relationships of parents and children. It also includes the extent to which parents support individuality, self-regulation, and self-assertion. It refers to the extent to which parents are attuned and supportive of children’s individual needs and demands.
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Parental Behavioral Control Also referred to as parental demandedness. Includes the claims parents make on children to become integrated into the family whole. As children grow and mature, parental demands change, accordingly. Demandedness also refers to the willingness of parents to confront children who misbehave.
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Four Main Parenting Styles Baumrind (1991) describes four main parenting styles: Authoritarian Indulgent (Permissive) Authoritative (Democratic) Uninvolved Parenting styles are also influenced by culture, ethnicity, family size and structure, and the personality of the children and the parents.
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Parenting styles are also influenced
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course FAMR 230 taught by Professor Brown,l during the Spring '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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