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PSYCH315 Lecture Notes - Parenting Styles, Single Parent, Complete Control


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCH315
Professor
Maureen Drysdale

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PARENTING OCTOBER 16, 2012
Parents as managers:
o Manage development how to take care of children to themselves
o Participate in the educational process but not heavily involved anymore
Parenting styles
o Authoritarian rules are obeyed, dictated, very restrictive; generally wants complete
control (adolescents tend to be unhappy, low self-confidence and more defiant; difficult
time making their own decisions)
o Authoritative more willing to listen and involve their children to decision making; firm
and caring, allow the adolescents to make a mistake and provide a constructive criticism
nurturing and loving environment (adolescents tend to have more high esteem, more
confidents, more success in school, has the good transitions on school levels or moving
away to university, accepts independence easier)
o Indulgent/ permissive without guidance but a lot of involvement, avoiding the
management category but provides everything to the children that makes them happy;
trying to buy their children’s affection; spoiled their children; parents who want to be
the best friend (adolescents tend to have high demands, immature, selfish, demanding,
impulsive, unmotivated)
o Neglectful/ indifferent not concerned at all; no guidance, no emotional support, no
punishment (adolescents had complete freedom from an early age, lack self-control
disobedient, easily frustrate, seeking guidance, some sort of involvement- girls more
likely to develop crushes on older men and more risk for adolescent pregnancy)
Authoritative high control, high warmth
Authoritarian low warmth, high control
Neglectful No warmth, no control
Indulgent - low control, high warmth
PARENTING STYLES AND PROBLEM SOLVING
o Adolescents who are better able to cope with issues, warm parenting styles
o Authoritarian disruptive behaviors
o Adolescents who are not involved in negotiating neglectful ????
CONFLICT
o No parent adolescent relationship that doesn’t have conflict
o Freedom, boundaries, finances, education, political views (causes)
o The conflict is healthy for the most part, only problematic when it comes to
extreme cases
o NOT USE HARMFUL STATEMENTS TO ADOLESCENTS; be proactive don’t be
reactive
AUTONOMY (wings)
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