Argentine Culture and Parenting Styles

  • María Cristina Richaud de MinziEmail author
  • Viviana Lemos
  • Jael Vargas Rubilar
Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 7)


The importance of parenting styles on development and welfare of children is widely known and also how parenting practices are linked to the social meanings of each culture or social group. We present various perspectives about parenting styles and their relation to different contexts, cultures and social classes in Argentina. We also analyze the characteristics of particular parenting styles of both middle class and disadvantaged backgrounds. Next we analyze whether more efficient parenting styles may vary from one culture to another, under the hypothesis that parenting styles that ensure children’s socioemotional adjustment, remain invariant in different socioeconomic contexts and cultures. Variation occurs in the characteristics or the degree of acceptance and control and in the ways in which parenting behaviors are perceived by children. Finally, we emphasize the importance of interventions aimed at optimizing parenting, so that parents can correct irrational beliefs about behaviors, customs and styles of parenting, which hamper the development of the resilience of children, parents and family.


Parenting Style Parenting Practice Physical Punishment Parental Competency Authoritative Parenting Style 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Cristina Richaud de Minzi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Viviana Lemos
    • 3
    • 4
  • Jael Vargas Rubilar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Center of Research in Mathematical and Experimental Psychology, National Council of Scientific and Technological Sciences (CONICET)Buenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.River Plate Adventist University (UAP)PuiggariArgentina
  3. 3.Center for Research in Psychology and Related Sciences (CIPCA)River Plate Adventist University (UAP)PuiggariArgentina
  4. 4.Interdisciplinary Center of Research in Mathematical and Experimental Psychology, National Council of Scientific and Technological Sciences (CONICET)River Plate Adventist University (UAP)PuiggariArgentina

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