Essay about Parenting Styles

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Parental Attachment Styles
Parental Attachment Styles and how they may correlate with Some Mental Disorders

Counseling 502

Various Parental Attachment Styles & Correlations with Mental Disorders
What does it mean exactly to be a parent? Society spends a great deal of time in controversy about physically mentally and emotionally abusive parenting, childhood abandonment and neglect, but what about a more silent issue? This issue is not an issue we hear about often, because it has to do with whether or not a parent forms an attachment with their children, how that can adversely, favorable or has no effect on their progenies. In different classes of society parental styles are viewed substantially different. Some expert articles reveal and professionals believe that controlling and being overly active in a child’s life can actually do more harm than good, especially with your students aging from ten to nineteen years of age, due to the fact of their being a fine line in decisions to be made when it comes to the parents responsibilities in regards to delinquency, freedom and being financial responsible for a minor adolescent. So with this the trajectory given, this paper intends to iterate studies proven, articles written by various professionals as well as experts in the field how this fine line actually brings a very broad spectrum of issues and consequences to be dealt with within the parenting guidelines, when the disciplining or the parenting style comes into effect. Whether it is the lower class rural family, versus the middle class suburbia families or the upper class wealthy families, despite the category the family falls in, all parenting remains the same. If a sixteen year old runs a red light, the parent is financially responsible. How do you punish a child without punishing yourself? This is just one example of many which will be reiterated upon throughout this paper.
After carefully analyzing the article Trajectories of Delinquency and Parenting Styles by Blockland, Semon-Debas, Loeber, Gierris and Van der Laan, the interpretation discovered is that serious “delinquencies occur between the ages of ten and nineteen” (Blockland, Semon-Debas, Loeber, Gierris, Van der Laan, 2008). The research also supports that “parenting styles can affect the seriousness/levels of said delinquencies” (Blockland et al., 2008). With those trajectories one could believe all adolescents between the ages of ten and nineteen at some point will become a delinquent due to “the vast majority of studies on the family-delinquency association,” as argued by Blockland et al. (2008). Therefore, in families with multiple siblings, all afforded the identical amount of attention, all with the same maternal-parental involvement, this delinquency transpires despite the sociological ranking of the family. In other words, whether or not the family is upper class or lower class or middle class, and whatever subcategory may ensue, regardless of the social class for which a family belongs, this delinquency can occur, making no children in a family immune to delinquency.
Another commentary, Examining the association between parenting and childhood anxiety: a meta-analysis, brought about the finding which stated “analyses revealed that rejection and control was more strongly associated with child anxiety than was parental rejection” (McLeod, Wood, Weisz, 2006). Keeping in mind the “theoretical models emphasizing the role of parenting” whereas formulates the question of, when does a parent begin to ‘untie the apron string?’ Or is it okay to continue to make excuses for one’s child or children whilst preparing them for the real world? Adolescents are allowed driving permits at the somewhat immature young age of fifteen and obtain the ‘big one’ at the still slightly immature young age of sixteen. When an adolescent ignores the red light, running it as an effect, who is responsible, the parent or adolescent or someone else? The parent is by law,