Family relationships are some of the most rewarding and complex relationships a person can experience and for many, are influential over the course of a lifetime. More specifically, parent-child relationships can determine various aspects of family functioning. Different parenting styles can promote or hinder child development. Authoritative parenting style has been deemed the ideal parenting style that offers healthy child adjustment (Minaie et al. 2015).
Theoretical Context for Concept
Diana Baumrind (1971) developed one of the most widely used theories of parenting typology. Through her extensive work of observing children from elementary school through adolescents, Baumrind created three parenting styles: authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive (Pellerin 2005). Maccoby and Martin then expanded Baumrind’s theory and provided further detail of different parenting styles (Wang and Fletcher 2016).
The different parenting styles are based on intensity of two...
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