Parenting Styles

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Reflection Paper.
Mr. and Mrs. Harsh­Heart believe in the importance of stern discipline and impose strict rules that they expect their children to obey without question. They penalize behavior harshly, frequently with spanking. Mr. and Mrs. Easygoing do not use punishment to enforce their rules and believe in natural consequences teaching lessons and setting limits on behavior. They have regular family meetings with their children to discuss household rules and their importance to the family dynamics. These styles of parenting have their advantages and disadvantages. There are ethical and unethical issues when it comes to discipline with punishment styles as well.
The advantages and disadvantages of The Harsh­Heart family can
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As the person grows he may question the authority and be unlikely to take responsibility of his actions and be a victim of peer pressure. Bullying is also another outcome of strict parenting.
Children raised in a strict home become very angry and aggressive. A strict parent may lack empathy.
They don’t establish why these rules are there. They just present the rules and you must follow without question. This leads to the child become frustrated in these conditions. A bully is a model of the

Kristofor Cooper
Dep 2004

relationship between parent and child. The child may be afraid of his parent, and therefore obeys. If a parent yells and uses force on the child, the child may turn to those actions with other people.
The advantages and disadvantages of the Easygoing family can lead to various outcomes as well. The Easygoing family seems to be an authoritative family. The difference would be that they involve the children in the rules and are open to suggestions and ideas. The children have a voice in this household. The authoritative family is one of the better ways to raise a child in my opinion. They know when step in with discipline and apply the right amount and do not go overboard with the penalty. These parents are flexible and easy to approach even


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