Jocelyn R. Sessoms
Instructor Mike Brush
December 10, 2012
Parenting is the hardest job in the world. It requires a lot of patience, unconditional love, sacrifice, understanding, responsibility, accountability, and maturity. In some countries parents train their children to be in submissive controlled environments. There are two type of characteristics of parenting; one is demanding and the other is responsiveness. There are four styles of parenting authoritarian, authorative, responsiveness, and uninvolved, but research proves that authoritarian is more effective in other countries unlike the United States. All of these styles of parenting require the parents to either participate or in get involved or not involved. I believe that authorative style of parenting is most effective because it allows parents and children to communicate along with the parents using rules and regulations as well.
The authoritarian style of parenting allows the parent/parent to be very controlling with demands and rules and regulations. The authorative style gives parents the right to give rules and regulations but with responsiveness. Responsiveness style of parenting is when the parent sets no rules or boundaries in rearing their children the children are allowed to self -expression. And uninvolved parenting is when parents are not responsive, demanding, or with rules and regulations.
The authoritarian style of parenting was how I was raised. My step-father was in the military. I believe he brought along with him his military training in rearing my sister, brother and I. Though I believe his intentions were good I didn’t agree with his style of
authoritarian parenting. He was very demanding, controlling, with many rules and regulations.
I grew up not liking my step-father. He was cold and downright mean in every aspect of his being. Because I had a fear of him I was not able to communicate and feel close to him. When I would...