Courtney atkinson

I need 2 post replies, they need to be 150 words each. Post 1 Courtney Atkinson There are four parenting styles recognized by our book. These include Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive, and Uninvolved parenting (Kail & Cavanaugh, 2022). Authoritarian parenting style combines little warmth with high control. These parents are described as valuing obedience and respect. Authoritative parenting style combines warmth and responsiveness with the children with a decent amount of parental control. These parents tend to explain the rules and encourage open discussion. Permissive parenting style is said to offer little parental control but is cringe and warm towards their children. These parents tend to punish their children infrequently and generally accept their children’s behavior. Uninvolved parenting style does not provide control or warmth to their children. These parents unfortunately try to minimize their time with their children.
As a mother I naturally lean towards Permissive parenting but make myself implement rules and control as an Authoritative parent. I spend a lot of time talking to my son about why we cannot do certain behaviors, explaining other’s feelings, encouraging empathy, and talking through his emotions. His father naturally leans towards being an Authoritarian parent, but after doing some research, has made a conscious effort to be an Authoritative parent. He tends to emphasize the important our son listens immediately without taking the time to explain the reason the rule exists. With our son now about to be three years old we have both had a chance to learn from each other and meet in the middle. I was raised by extremely strict, Authoritarian parents. Both of my parents remarried but all four agreed that children submitting to adults without question what an important characteristic to have. I was never one to blindly submit and frequently saw the consequences of my curiosity and stubborn personality. This impacted my relationship with my parents, and I spent a lot of time as an adult learning to handle my emotions. I believe this should have been learned as a child instead of me learning to repress my emotions. Chris, my son’s father, grew up with two, married but uninvolved parents. Due to his older sister passing away at just 5 years old neither of his parents were ever emotionally available to him. Most of his childhood he was sent to stay with other families, or friends of friends. His mother was not able to offer warmth or parental control due to her depression after losing her daughter to cancer. His father was frequently on business trips and was only home a few days a month. He is 30 years old and just now learning to positively deal with his emotions instead of bottling them up. This is the main reason we have worked so hard to give our son consistency in rules, behavior and emotional support.

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