Influence of Parenting Style on Children's Behaviour
Journal of Education and Educational Development, Vol. 3 No. 2 (December 2016)
28 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 1, 2016
This research determined the influence of parents and their parenting styles on children’s behavior. The author examined different parenting styles to understand which style leads the children to be the juvenile delinquent, that ultimately makes the children low academic achievers. In this paper, the researcher attempts to bring an original contribution to the identification of what is missing in the literature thus offering recommendations for future research on the role of parents in shaping the future of their children. Much research has been done on the role of parents in shaping the future of their children; however, more comprehensive research needs to be conducted on the role of parents and different parenting styles on their children’s behavior. A qualitative paradigm was preferred using in-depth interviews with two mothers of children with delinquent behavior. The findings revealed that authoritarian parenting style leads the children to become rebellious and adopt problematic behavior due to more than necessary power exercised on children by parents. In contrast, authoritative parenting style is effective for children, as it encourages moderate parenting style. There is a demonstrated need reported in the literature that parents who spend maximum time with their children reduce the probability of developing delinquent behavior among their children. Spending more time together with the adolescents reciprocate through reducing their problematic behaviors. This study is based on a limited data and refers to the experience of only two mothers.
Keywords: authoritarian parenting, authoritative parenting, juvenile delinquency, parenting styles, permissive parenting
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