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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTA01H3
Professor
Mortenser
Semester
Winter

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PARENTING STYLES Style Child’s Behaviour children are well behaved and do well at school, are emotionally Authoritative healthy, and are socially adept children are relatively well behaved, their social skills aren’t as strong, and they are more likely to suffer from anxiety, Authoritarian depression, and poor self-esteem, children aren’t as high achievers at school but have good social skills, higher self-esteem, and lower anxiety and depression rates, but they are more likely to show problematic behaviour such as Permissive drug use children are likely to have low academic achievement and low Neglectful self-esteem  most parents don’t fit neatly into one category, as most parents overlap between 2 categories  most experts agree that an authoritative parenting style is the most effective, this may not hold true across cultures (in cultures where obedience is highly valued, an authoritarian style may be viewed as most desired) Issues Related to Family Environment  the role of the family environment plays a factor in many things, such as eating disorders and criminal behaviour  1-8% of people have an eating disorder called bulimia nervosa, in which they binge on high- calorie foods and then make themselves vomit to reduce the guilt of having overeaten  anorexia nervosa affects less than 1% of people, in which normal-weight people diet and become significantly underweight  eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and overeating) are illnesses for which there is no one single cause  a negative family environment can be a contributing factor, as can social and cultural pressures, hormonal abnormalities, and even genetics, and parental views of weight  ways family influence eating disorders:  in an American study, 40% of 9 and 10 year olds were worried about their weight
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