polla121: April 2012 Archives

Five years from now, I will remember the section of the textbook that talked about the different parenting styles. Eventually, this will be extremely important to know in order to one day raise a healthy family.

No set of parents raise their children the same. As we learned in our chapter in human development, there are three types of parenting styles that parents typically fall into. Parents raise their children according to their morals, values, and beliefs.

Permissive: They avoid disciplining their child at all costs, which often means giving them the benefit of the doubt or simply turning a blind eye to what's really going on.

Authoritarian: In this style, parents are extremely strict and punish children whenever they deem necessary. In doing this they show very little emotional and are often distant.

Authoritative: Most parents use this style to raise their children because it provides structure as well as affection. They help their children be responsible for themselves and own up to any consequences that come their way. They want them to succeed in life, and be the best that they can be. They set clear guidelines for their children to follow, and praise them when they do well.

Personally, my parents raised me in an authoritarian home. The pushed me to have good grades in school, yet rewarded me whenever I came home with A's. I always had chores around the house, and rules about going out at night too. However, with these rules, I became a well-trusted daughter and was eventually given freedom to do my own thing without causing any trouble. This is how I plan to raise my family one day as well.

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The correlation between birth order and personality has yet to be proved accurate. In my opinion it is kind of interesting to see how accurate the idea of birth order affecting your personality is. Some researchers feel that birth order differences are as strong as gender differences. Although it may be a bit stereotypical and generalized, according to the textbook, first borns aim for achievement, middle borns toward diplomacy, and later-borns toward risk taking. According to research conducted and presented by CBS news, an only child is the equivalent to three times that of a first-born. They are likely to be even more responsible, and even bigger perfectionists. Interestingly enough, they are proposed parenting styles that should be used for each child depending on their birth order. For example, parents should lay off of the first born and not pile on too many responsibilities. With the middle child, parents should allow them to make their own decisions and make time to listen to them. As for the last born child, they should be encouraged to stick to a specific set of rules as well as be given responsibilities just as the older children were giving. If parents parent accordingly to birth order, some researchers believe that it is possible to avoid the stereotypes of the affects of birth order. I think that the reason birth order plays a seemingly large role in personality is due to the different parenting styles that are affected by time and conditioning. Take this quiz to find out if your personality is accurately reflected by your birth order: http://www.richardwiseman.com/oneshow.html .

The correlation between birth order and personality has yet to be proved accurate. In my opinion it is kind of interesting to see how accurate the idea of birth order affecting your personality is. Some researchers feel that birth order differences are as strong as gender differences. Although it may be a bit stereotypical and generalized, according to the textbook, first borns aim for achievement, middle borns toward diplomacy, and later-borns toward risk taking. According to research conducted and presented by CBS news, an only child is the equivalent to three times that of a first-born. They are likely to be even more responsible, and even bigger perfectionists. Interestingly enough, they are proposed parenting styles that should be used for each child depending on their birth order. For example, parents should lay off of the first born and not pile on too many responsibilities. With the middle child, parents should allow them to make their own decisions and make time to listen to them. As for the last born child, they should be encouraged to stick to a specific set of rules as well as be given responsibilities just as the older children were giving. If parents parent accordingly to birth order, some researchers believe that it is possible to avoid the stereotypes of the affects of birth order. I think that the reason birth order plays a seemingly large role in personality is due to the different parenting styles that are affected by time and conditioning. Take this quiz to find out if your personality is accurately reflected by your birth order: http://www.richardwiseman.com/oneshow.html .
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The correlation between birth order and personality has yet to be proved accurate. In my opinion it is kind of interesting to see how accurate the idea of birth order affecting your personality is. Some researchers feel that birth order differences are as strong as gender differences. Although it may be a bit stereotypical and generalized, according to the textbook, first borns aim for achievement, middle borns toward diplomacy, and later-borns toward risk taking. According to research conducted and presented by CBS news, an only child is the equivalent to three times that of a first-born. They are likely to be even more responsible, and even bigger perfectionists. Interestingly enough, they are proposed parenting styles that should be used for each child depending on their birth order. For example, parents should lay off of the first born and not pile on too many responsibilities. With the middle child, parents should allow them to make their own decisions and make time to listen to them. As for the last born child, they should be encouraged to stick to a specific set of rules as well as be given responsibilities just as the older children were giving. If parents parent accordingly to birth order, some researchers believe that it is possible to avoid the stereotypes of the affects of birth order. I think that the reason birth order plays a seemingly large role in personality is due to the different parenting styles that are affected by time and conditioning. Take this quiz to find out if your personality is accurately reflected by your birth order: http://www.richardwiseman.com/oneshow.html .

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