2 Early+Childhood Guest Notes

2 Early+Childhood Guest Notes - Parenting Strategies Guest...

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Parenting Strategies 10/03/2008 15:58:00 Guest lecturer: Ron Sabatelli Parenting Styles Strategies  ------  goals Some examples of goals parents may have: They want their children to feel nurtured and loved o Surprisingly, this is not what most parents feel is the most important  goal! Behavior control. Parents rank this goal very high. Pro-social development (teaching kids how to act socially in socially  appropriate ways). Parents rank this goal very high.  Moral Development Emotional Development (psychological well-being) Two major dimensions of parenting styles: Responsiveness o How responsive parents are to their kids needs, how much attention  they are to paying to their kids’ needs.  o Seek to reduce their children’s anxieties o Being empathically responsive is the key to being a responsive parent.  Demandingness o How demanding parents are of their children o Discipline and control  regulating child’s behavior, placing limits on  behavior.  Verbal Control
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“do what I say!”, “Pick up your room!” Physical Control Use of physical force  spanking, slapping  Parents like the use of physical force to control their kids.  Psycological Control Controlling their kids by their emotions  trying to use  guilt, fear.  “you’re going to be a failure” or “something bad is going to  happen to you” verbal and psychological control work in complement with  each other.  o Which one of these strategies gives the best results?  Baumrind’s Typology Based upon how responsiveness and demandingness come together to create  unique types of parenting strategies.  o Authoritarian Low responsiveness, high demandingness They emphasize their authority, “listen and obey!” o Permissive Indulgent  high in responsiveness, low in demandingness Parents really dread in having conflicts with their kids They want them to feel loved, and be loved by their  children They don’t want to jeopardize the relationship with their  children, so they don’t place any demands on them Children can get away with anything.  Neglectful   low responsiveness, low demandingness
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Parents could care less about their child’s emotions Are not supervised, moderated, regulated. A form of child  abuse  No attention is paid to child’s needs, not are any demands  placed upon the child.  o Authoritative
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