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11/4/2010 1 Sociology of the Family Prof. Mouzon 27 Parenting: Part II 4 Parenting Styles Authoritarian : Punitive, forceful measures (including corporal punishment). Require absolute obedience. No verbal give and take. More characteristic of working-class families. Authoritative (best type): Non-punitive and more attentive towards child’s impulses, desires, and actions. Avoids exercising strong control, uses reasoning. More democratic. Permissive (indulgent): Few demands, rare discipline, low expectations of maturity/self-control, allow self-regulation. Nurturing. More characteristic of middle-class families. Uninvolved (neglectful): Few demands, low responsiveness, little communications. Usually fulfill basic needs but detached from child’s life. 28 Baumrind, 1967
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11/4/2010 2 Social Construction of Parenting 29 Each parenting style produces different traits in children with each having benefits and drawbacks. Parenting styles vary by social class, shaping children in different and crucial ways. They contribute to the reproduction of class inequality. Child Outcomes by Parenting Style 30 Authoritarian: Anxious, withdrawn, unhappy disposition Poor reactions to frustration Perform well in school Low engagement in antisocial activities Authoritative (best): Lively/happy disposition Self-confident about ability to master tasks Well-developed emotional regulation Developed social skills
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11/4/2010 3 Child Outcomes by Parenting Style 31 Permissive: Poor emotional regulation Rebellious and defiant when desires are challenged Low persistence to challenging tasks High risk of antisocial behaviors Uninvolved (worst): Lack self-control Low self-esteem Less competent than their peers Summary of Parenting Styles 32 RESPONSIVENESS DEMAND AUTHORITARIAN LOW HIGH AUTHORITATIVE HIGH HIGH PERMISSIVE HIGH LOW UNINVOLVED LOW LOW
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11/4/2010 4 Why Authoritative Parenting Works 33 Bottom line: gains more respect from children Fair/reasonable control Nurturance + secure standards = models of caring concern, self-controlled behavior Combination of warmth, rational/reasonable control = more
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