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What's The Difference Between Parenting Styles Today Compared To 40 Years Ago?

When the question of "what are the different types of parenting styles?" is asked it's not hard to think back to the work Diana Baumrind, a psychologist, did nearly 40 years ago.

Baumrind's studies have been a catalyst for further research on parenting styles and in many cases, are just as relevant in today's society as they were during the 1960's. However, times have certainly changed since since then and children have different demands while parents have to cope with a technology-driven society.

Is it fair to say parents today are not allowed to be as hands on with their children as they were 40 years ago? Let's face it, work pressures and demands, particularly in western culture dictate families must be two income producers, with both mom and dad required to produce income which in turn, has led to a substantial increase in the requirement of day care facilities especially for pre-school age children.

How many parents reading this article can confirm their child spent nearly as much time under the care of a guardian as they did with them simply because circumstance prevented them from parenting the child 24 hours a day. I know I can and that was back in the late 1980's.

So what effect has this had on the child who has basically had to adjust to differing parenting styles before they started school? In my case, I found the time my child spent with my wife and I and the time he spent with his nanny actually worked wonders as it had a rapid and effective result on his early development. The style of parenting he received from his nanny ( let's face it, for three years she was like a second mom ) actually reinforced our authoritative approach, as established by Baumrind, and we are now reaping the rewards of a well adjusted kid.

Authoritative Parenting

In essence, an authoritative parent allows their child a certain amount of freedom, encouraging independence but still maintaining high control. By combining the warmth factor as described by Baumrind, a parent is able to maintain high demands with responsive emotion and a great respect for a child's autonomy.

Authoritarian Parenting

Parents who are too strict with their children run the risk of their child becoming reliant on authority. In other words, unable to make decisions for themselves for several reasons the most notable being because they may have a fear of doing so simply because they will be looking for approval.

Parenting is not an easy task and those who enter it thinking it is are kidding themselves. Parenting styles can go a lot deeper than just authoritative and authoritarian however, by keeping it relatively simple such as maintaining high control yet encouraging independence and autonomy makes good sense to this author.

About the Author:
Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster. What's it take to become a good parent? Learn the different parenting styles in this revealing report! Plus, read the latest parenting information along with news and reviews at:http://www.parentinginfoline.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    an open ended question for parenting styles and children's academic performance?
    I am doing a questionnaire assignment and i need to have an open ended question for how parenting styles may affect their children's academic performance?

    • ANSWER:
      that's a good question
      i am sure that you can find some surveys online about that topic

  2. QUESTION:
    Parenthood Questionnaire?
    I'm doing a project on parenthood and had to create a survey and would like some of you to answer them for me please!!! :)

    Are you a: Mother or Father
    1.In what ways do you feel your parenting style will have an effect on the child later on life?
    a.More likely to be a better parent
    b.Less likely to become a parent
    c.Will have routines that they stick to on a daily basis
    d.Will be more family oriented then most

    2.How is your parenting style preparing the child for the world outside of your home?
    a.Will have good routines
    b.Good social experiences
    c.Able to take care of themselves and others in a positive environment
    d.All of the above

    3.What kind of routines do you use on a daily basis to create a positive parenting atmosphere?
    a.Parent and child time
    b.Specific bedtimes
    c.Quiet times
    d.All of the above

    4.In what ways have you received help when you were no longer able to cope as a parent if this has been a trouble you have had to face?
    a.Therapy
    b.Help from family
    c.Help from friends
    d.No help at all

    5.While taking care of your newborn baby how did you create a safe environment for them?
    a.Safe playing and sleeping environment
    b.Smoke free home
    c.The people around your children are only those you’re comfortable with
    d.All of the above

    6.While disciplining your child what techniques did you use?
    a.Time out spot
    b.Grounded them
    c.Send them to their room
    d.None of the above

    7.If your children have siblings how were they involved in taking care of younger ones, if at all?
    a.Siblings help with basic needs
    b.Helped clean up the house to help out the parents (e.g. chores)
    c.Babysitting
    d.Not involved at all

    8.What are some positive interactions that you have had with your children or plan to do?
    a.Family vacations
    b.Alone time together
    c.Always teaching them something new
    d.All of the above

    9.How would you go about dealing with difficult children (e.g. children having hissy fits)?
    a.Try new way of parenting skills
    b.Ground them/take things away
    c.Help from others
    d.All of the above

    10.How has your parenting style affecting the child’s social behaviour?
    a.Able to be social with others
    b.Capable of taking them out in public with them using manners and behaving
    c.They are responsible and you’re able to trust them
    d.All of the above

    • ANSWER:
      I am a: Father
      1. In what ways do you feel your parenting style will have an effect on the child later on life?

      d. Will be more family oriented then most

      2. How is your parenting style preparing the child for the world outside of your home?

      d. All of the above

      3. What kind of routines do you use on a daily basis to create a positive parenting atmosphere?

      d. All of the above

      4. In what ways have you received help when you were no longer able to cope as a parent if this has been a trouble you have had to face?

      d. No help at all - asside from medical (not sure what trouble you mean)

      5. While taking care of your newborn baby how did you create a safe environment for them?

      b. Smoke free home

      6. While disciplining your child what techniques did you use?
      a. Time out spot
      -corpral punishment (spanking etc)
      -stern look
      -"punishment to fit the crime"

      7. If your children have siblings how were they involved in taking care of younger ones, if at all?
      a. Siblings help with basic needs
      b. Helped clean up the house to help out the parents (e.g. chores)
      c. Babysitting

      8. What are some positive interactions that you have had with your children or plan to do?

      d. All of the above

      9. How would you go about dealing with difficult children (e.g. children having hissy fits)?
      -ignoring them works well if it is just a ploy to get attention (even if it's in public)
      None of the above

      10. How has your parenting style affecting the child’s social behaviour?

      c. They are responsible and you’re able to trust them

  3. QUESTION:
    Music magazine questionnaire for rock/metal fans for survey, please help?
    For my AS media coursework I need to create a music magazine and need to get a questionnaire answered by 30 people. So if you can answer my questionnaire I'd be really greatful. Thanks.

    1.Are you male or female?

    Male [] Female []

    2.How old are you?

    Under 16 []
    16-20 []
    21-25 []
    25-30 []
    31-35 []
    36+ []

    4.Do you think style is important?

    Yes []
    No []

    5.What do you do right now?

    School/college []
    University []
    Unemployed []
    New to Working []
    Working (established) []

    6.What type of living situation do you have?
    On your own []
    With parents []
    With friends []
    With a partner []
    In student housing []
    With your family (e.g. with children, spouse, etc) []
    Other [] _________

    7.If you read any rock/metal magazines, which?

    Kerrang []
    Rock Sound []
    NME []
    Alternative Press []
    Metal Hammer []
    Q []
    Other [] ___________________________________________________

    8.Where do you usually buy your magazines?
    Newsagents []
    Supermarket []
    Subscription []
    Online []
    Shops (e.g. HMV) []
    Other []

    9.How often do you prefer magazines to come out?

    Every Week []
    Every Fortnight []
    Every month []
    Bi-monthly []
    Seasonally []

    10.How much would you normally expect to pay for a magazine?

    £2.00
    £2.50
    £3.00
    £3.50

    11.Which genres of rock and metal do you listen to?

    Alternative []
    Black Metal []
    Death Metal []
    Electro []
    Emo []
    Gothic Rock []
    Grunge []
    Hard Rock []
    Heavy Metal []
    Indie Rock []
    J-Rock []
    Nu Metal []
    Pop Punk []
    Pop Rock []
    Power Pop []
    Punk []
    Screamo []
    Thrash Metal []
    Other [] ____________________

    12.Which of these names do you think sounds best for a music magazine?

    Wild Side
    Rock Show
    Breakaway
    Rock World
    Lightspeed

    13.Which colours would work best in a rock/metal magazine?

    Black []
    White []
    Grey []
    Red []
    Yellow []
    Blue []
    Green []
    Pink []
    Purple []
    Orange []
    Brown []

    14.What types of articles do you prefer?

    News []
    Interviews []
    Reviews []
    Features []
    Other [] ______________________________________________--

    15.Which of these persuade you to buy a magazine?

    Friend Recommendation []
    Because you usually buy it []
    Articles on bands you like []
    Layout []
    Images []
    Writing style []
    Other [] ____________________________________________

    16.Which layout do you prefer for a magazine double page article?

    Image on one page, text on another []
    Images on top half of pages, text below []
    Several images spread around page with text around it []
    Image(s) covering page with text over it []

    17.Which of the following do you like included in magazines?

    Posters []
    CDs []
    Stickers []
    Competitions []

    18.How do you listen to music?
    CDs [] Internet [] Vinyl [] Cassettes [] Radio [] Ipods [] MP3 [] Phone [] Other [] ___

    19.How often do you go to concerts/gigs?
    Very Often
    Sometimes
    Occasionally
    Rarely
    Never

    20.Aside from music, which of the following are you interested in?

    Film & DVD []
    Games []
    Books []
    Technology []

    • ANSWER:
      Female

      20 years old

      Style wont make a person any better or any worse, but it helps create the individual

      College and loving it going onto junior year

      I live with my parents but its all good

      Im not huge into mags but I like rolling stone
      Subscriptions and stores

      Weekly or monthly depending

      2 -3 $ Is cool

      Alternative
      Indie
      Punk

      If I haveee to choose definetly Wild Side Magazine

      Colors Black Grey Green Red Blue Yellow

      Interviews and reviews

      Friends layout Images capturing articles

      Switch it up all work.

      Stickers and Posters fo sho!

      Cd's Internet Ipod

      occasionally, would like to go to more

      I like xbox live movies like pulp fiction and some books are pretty good

      I really want best answer haha because it took me a bit to do this


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