In our efforts to improve our parenting skills, we had to avoid using spanking as a way of teaching our children right from wrong. Therefore, we had to incorporate other means of training to develop our childrearing abilities to help our son and daughter acquire understanding on how to behave. Let me begin by explaining the steps my wife and I developed and tested involving the form of discipline we administered to our children when they were younger. Our situation dictated that we enforce a method of chastisement other than the use of corporal punishment. You see we adopted our son and daughter when they were five years old. However, between the ages of two and five we had to abide by the rules of the state for foster care parents. Therefore, we had to become very creative in disciplining our children using other forms of punishment than spanking. My wife and I attended the required classes and had to follow the rules of the agency. The rules of the program stated that under no circumstances were we to use any form of physical chastisement. Hence, we had to come up with an idea to correct them without physically touching them. It proved quite a challenge, so when the idea came to me it seemed a practical way to follow the rules. When the kids were acting up, I began having them place their hands on the top of their head while closing their eyes. They hated it and this proved very effective. It worked in and out of the home. If we were at a restaurant, it was very easy to enforce without making a scene.
Eventually it developed into a habit and it has remained a successful form of discipline to this day. Furthermore, this style
Parents also need to have a positive attitude when it come to parenting. The attitude of a parent can greatly affect the child. When parents parent with a positive attitude they are teaching their children to live with a positive attitude.
Before this baby I had my…
ENGL 1010 L17
8 November 2012
Parenting: Strict or Lenient. Which is Better?
Before even conceiving a child the parents of this future person are deciding the methods of parenting they are going to go by when they are raising a kid. Well that’s what we think is normal.…
Each parent falls under a specific style of parenting authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, or uninvolved. Each parenting style has a different effect on every aspect of a child's life from report card grades to a child's personality.
The first interview I conducted was with a parent with an authoritative parenting style. Both parents come from a military background and placed high regard on organization, discipline, and respect, "I am not here to be my child's friend.…
There are four different types of parenting styles that are commonly identified by an expert by the name of Diana Baumrind in the parenting field. These are: authoritarian parenting, permissive parenting, neglectful parenting, and authoritative parenting. There are important differences between these parenting styles.
The first style of parenting is Authoritarian. This style tends to have high expectations of compliance and conformity to rules and directions.…
Have you ever wondered how you would have turned out if maybe your parents parenting styles were different? Well each type of parent will ultimately determine the fate of your life. The outcome could be pleasant or disastrous. When you think about your parents they usually fall into one of the three categories: a strict parent, a cool parent, or parents that don’t care.
The first type of parents are the strict parents.…
Impact of Divorce, single parenting, and step parenting on children;
Nearly 60% of America’s youth will be spent in a single parent family
It was also found that family structure significantly correlated with academic attainment, with two-parent offspring having a significantly higher GPA than single parent offspring
The single parent household has become an increasingly more common family form (Sabatelli, 2000). The U.S.…
Janet Michelle Lewis
April 12, 2014
Parenting a child is a very important role. Parents teach a child how to behave and they provide the needs for the child. Parenting practices varies from generation to generation. In the chart below I have described parenting practices over generations in my family.…
Research shows that children who were raised under an Authoritative parenting style have more self control and balanced reasoning than children who are raised in an Authoritarian or Permissive household.
Authoritative parenting is mostly recommended because it is a good median between Authoritarian and Permissive parenting. Authoritative parents are also known as “democratic” parents, they listen to their child's point of view on a situation.…
A Review of the Literature
Shared parenting is atypical, even among married parents who live together with their children. Fathers do far
less caretaking than mothers, and most men view their parenting involvement as discretionary. For the most
part, father participation in child caregiving is greatest among married men and lowest among unwed, young