Create a 7 pages page paper that discusses the aspects of parenting.  .It is also going to assess social issues like divorce and treating children as confidants and how they influence infants’ and adolescents’ behavior.
Generally, teens raised by authoritative parents display high levels of responsibility, self-confidence, curiosity, flexibility, creativity, and higher levels of social and academic skills compared to other teens. The reason for such children showing the above-mentioned traits is that the authoritative parenting style relies on positive reinforcement and the application of retributive justice. The child’s autonomy is supported within reasonable limits, and the child-parent communication takes place in a reciprocity mood. Both parental support and control are at equilibrium, and parents holding talks to their children with regard to their emotions.
A study on poor urban girls indicated that girls raised by authoritative mothers proved to be the best in terms of adaptation (DeVore & Ginsburg, 2005). There was less likelihood of these girls’ involvement in sexual activities, having a pregnancy, or being delinquent. This behavior can be attributed to the parent family connectedness, whereby adolescents feel parental warmth, care, and love. Adolescents from families with high levels of parent-family connectedness are less likely to get involved in sexual activities, drug abuse, and other forms of juvenile delinquency.
The authoritarian parenting style is one in which parents are inflexible and harsh, less supportive of high expectations. Authoritarian parents apply harsh punishment for their kids, ignoring their feelings and emotions. Such parents raise more dependent and unassertive teens with weaker social skills and less intellectual curiosity (Steinberg, 2011). These teens are dull, more moody and prone to stress, and always rely on corrections and punishments, hence not autonomous.