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Lecture 7

FRHD 3040 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Parenting Styles, Single Parent

Family Relations and Human Development
Course Code
FRHD 3040
David Green

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FRHD 3040 Lecture 7 Feb 1st
Parenting and the influence of culture and context
Four types of parenting styles
- Each of the patterns has a distinct balance of parental responsiveness and
- Parental responsiveness (parental warmth or supportiveness):
o The extent to which parents intentionally foster individuality, self-regulation, and
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needs and demands
- Parental demandingness (behavioural control):
o The claims parents make on children to become integrated into the family
whole, by their maturity demands, supervision, disciplinary efforts and
willingness to confront the child who disobeys
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Characteristics of the four parenting styles
- Indulgent/permissive parents
o More responsive than demanding
o Do not require mature behaviour
o Avoid confrontation
- Authoritarian parents
o Highly demanding and directive, not responsive
o Expect their orders to be obeyed without explanation
o Expect their children to accept their judgements, values, and goals without
- Authoritative parents
o Demanding and responsive
o Disciplinary methods are supportive, rather than punitive
o Are more open to give and take with their children and make greater use of
explanations (equally high in behavioural control as authoritarian parents)
- Uninvolved/neglectful parents
o Low in both responsiveness and demandingness
Overprotective parents
- Children may
o Acquiesce
o Resist
Inconsistent parenting patterns between parents
- Similarity between parents
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