Authoritarian Parenting Style

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There are four ways a parent could raise their child; each way is quite different. The one that stands out the most, considering it to be one of the least approving of the four, is the authoritarian parenting style. It sets boundaries in a child’s everyday life, which lacks love or acceptance, ineffective, and could potentially cause emotional problems on the child.
Authoritarian parenting is a type of style in which the parents’ demands are high as well as their expectations. “… parent attempts to shape, control, and evaluate the behavior and attitudes of the child in accordance with a set of standard of conduct, usually an absolute standard, theologically motivated and formulated by a higher authority.” (Baumrind, 1966). They let the child
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These types of parents tend to forget that they have their own lives and they should not try to control their kids. The more controlling they become, the more stressed out the child will become. For the reason being that they have been restricted their whole lives, they will have trouble socializing with others. It is hard for them to make new friends of even start up a conversation with a teacher due to anxiety issues. Not only they become stressed and less sociable, they could fall into deep depression can develop low self-esteem. All their life they have been told they cannot do something which will then have them think that they cannot do anything no matter if they try and set their mind to it. Depression will start to hit them hard. They will wonder why whatever they do, seems to not be good enough, that they are not good enough. There is a voice in the back of their mind that will just keep repeating over and over again asking if they will ever be loved by their parent or if they even have any type of love towards them at all. Voicing out their opinions is difficult for them to do considering the fact that they will be afraid of getting shut down. All the great ideas they have will be stuck in their head. They will miss opportunities that they wish they would have taken, but they could not because of their parents. Teenagers will give up what they have in order to make someone else happy because they were taught at such a young age that their happiness and their choice is not important to