Factors That Influence Positive Parenting

Factors That Influence Positive Parenting

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(Written by James D. and Edited by Elle Yi) There are several styles in parenting to suit different households and individuals. Even though there is a pattern, each parent uses his or her own set of rules to be a successful one. Parenting types and methods have been highly correlated with their own cultures and background. Parenting is very essential to bring out the best in a child and no amount of parenting can be enough. A child when old enough, may be able to use his/her judgmental skills but all this is possible only when parenting during the first few years have been unconditional. [Read more...]

Parenting Styles: How Do You Talk To Your Children?

Parenting Styles: How Do You Talk To Your Children?(Written by Marcela De Vivo and edited by Elle Yi) Talking to your child from infancy is an excellent way to enhance their language capabilities and improve performance in school. Young children who are exposed to an enriched language environment often have an increased ability to read as well. Overall, conversing with your child is a great way to give them an excellent base to further develop language and communication skills.

But how you speak to your child not only influences how well they grasp the language and perform in school later on, but also how they develop their social skills. The way you instruct, discipline and reason with your child has a long-term psychological impact that can affect his or her future relationships.

Here’s how to tell what category of parenting style based upon psychologist Diana Baumrind’s parenting styles your conversations with your child fall into: [Read more...]

Helicopter Parents: An Overprotective Parenting Style

Helicopter Parents: An Overprotective Parenting Style(Written by Mel Dawson) Some people will dislike the idea that they are over-parenting. However, some moms and dads are so protective of their kids as to deserve being called helicopter parents. Such overprotective parents try to manage every aspect of their children’s lives – from arguing with teachers about unfair treatment to demanding that their son goes to the same alma mater as they attended.

What are helicopter parents like? Basically, it boils down to hour-by-hour involvement in your child’s life. When you are not chatting, skyping, messaging, or talking over the phone with your kid, you are busy organizing their schedule – piano lessons, soccer games, graduation, and more.

Helicopter moms check their children’s grades, student emails, and account balances. Their write school assignments, go to the library for recommended reading, and even draft their kids’ emails. [Read more...]

When Do You Become Guilty Of Child Abuse?

When Do You Become Guilty Of Child Abuse?(Written by Claire Scott) What is a good or bad parent? If you’re a parent and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror asking yourself this question, you will most likely have a hard time coming up with an answer. Are you really a good parent because you provide all of the things that your children want? Are you a bad parent because you scold your kids when they lie or come home a few minutes late? It can be difficult to judge yourself, and it is even more challenging to assess yourself to see if your parenting techniques are too lax or too harsh.

People have varied parenting styles, and it’s out of line to judge or criticize others’ parenting methods. But a line must be drawn, especially when a child is already getting abused.

Child abuse is a serious crime that parents, as well as other caregivers could be guilty of. Child abuse encompasses all aspects of a child’s life, including his physical and emotional well-being. [Read more...]

What Type of Parenting Style is Right?

(Written by Elle Yi) Parenting styles have a definite influence on kids. It’s the attribute of parenting formed by personality, history, culture and goals. Parenting styles are surely will deliver each and every various result towards the kid’s behavior and psychological development in future ages. Therefore, many parents could be aware for the question: what type is most suited to my family?

4 parenting styles were identified by Diana Blumberg Baumrind, a developmental psychologist such authoritarian, authoritative, permissive and uninvolved parenting. The parenting styles were constructed with two dimensions including “maternal sensitivity” and “maternal expectations” for child self-control. Three parenting styles are often mentioned as below.

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French Parenting Style: Bringing Up Bébé

French Parenting Style: Bringing Up Bébé(Written by Elle Yi) French parenting is not a known thing such as French fashion and French wine.  There were several recent articles about French parenting style exclaiming French children are far better behaved in comparison with American children.

In the center of the recent storm about French parenting is an article called “Why French Parents Are Superior” that appeared in The Wall Street Journal. This article on French parenting is quite interesting. The French parenting style indicates that it is firm on boundaries and authority, but in a way that is not overly controlling.

This momentary frenzy for French parenting is all because of Pamela Druckerman’s new book Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, outlines what she has determined by observing the way French parents interact with their children. The book is based on her own experience raising children in Paris and her willingness to disclose details from her family life.

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