Ch 11: Understanding Parenting Styles

About This Chapter

This chapter provides you with the opportunity to review different parenting styles and things that can influence parenting strategies. Use these lessons to boost your understanding before class discussions and tests or to make sure you know enough to take exams related to professional teaching or other certifications.

Understanding Parenting Styles - Chapter Summary

What are the different types of parenting styles? How are parent-child relationships defined? What is the effect of single parenthood on children? These are just some of the concepts you can learn more about when you use this chapter.

Other details covered in this chapter include parenting special needs children, developing a child's social skills and using effective communications in families. After you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

  • List and explain different parenting styles
  • Explain the concept of the traditional family
  • Discuss details about single parenthood
  • Describe how to evaluate early childhood education programs
  • Understand the impact of child-parent relationships on child development
  • Detail family communication patterns
  • Define and understand the development of social skills in children and provide examples of social delay
  • Talk about effective strategies used to parent and educate children with special needs

These lessons make it simple to study in places and at times that work best for you with 24/7 accessibility from any device. Use your handy Dashboard to easily track your progress as you move through this chapter. Take self-assessment quizzes to determine your readiness to go from lesson to lesson and to realize the need for further review of any topic.

11 Lessons in Chapter 11: Understanding Parenting Styles
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Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful

1. Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful

How do parenting styles differ from one another, and which are most effective? You'll follow expectant parents, Mary and Larry, as they walk their neighborhood and try to learn from other parents.

Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

2. Impact of Parenting Styles on Different Styles of Learners

When you got in trouble as a child, how did your parents react? This lesson covers four different parenting styles identified in educational psychology, including authoritarian, authoritative, indulgent, and neglecting. Typical results from each parenting style are discussed in terms of children's behaviors, as well as application of the styles in a classroom environment.

Traditional Family: Definition & Concept

3. Traditional Family: Definition & Concept

Over 20% of the U.S. population live in a traditional family system. Explore the structure, advantages, and disadvantages associated with the traditional family system.

Single Parenthood: Definition & Effects on Children

4. Single Parenthood: Definition & Effects on Children

What does it mean to be a single parent? How might single parenthood influence both children and their parents? In this lesson, we'll explore the impact that single parenthood can have on children and single parents.

Evaluating Early Childhood Education Programs

5. Evaluating Early Childhood Education Programs

How do parents select an early childhood education program for their children? This lesson will discuss early childhood education programs and the standards that can be used to evaluate them.

Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation

6. Parent-Child Relationships: Definition & Explanation

The parent-child relationship is often considered to be the most enduring and significant relationship in one's life. This lesson will explain the different types of parent-child relationships and how they impact development. The lesson will end with a brief quiz to test your knowledge.

Family Communication Patterns

7. Family Communication Patterns

In this lesson, you will explore ways in which families interact and discover the relationship between power and communication. Then you'll be able to test your understanding with a brief quiz.

What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques

8. What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques

In this lesson, we will define social skills and their development during childhood years. We will also go over why social skills are so important for children, and what strategies are used to teach them.

Social Delay in Children: Definition & Examples

9. Social Delay in Children: Definition & Examples

'Social delay' is impairment in the ability to communicate and interact with others effectively. Learn more about social delay from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Strategies for Parenting Children with Special Needs

10. Strategies for Parenting Children with Special Needs

Though parenting a child with special needs can be very challenging, it can also be deeply meaningful and rewarding. This lesson discusses strategies involved in parenting children with special needs.

Educating Students with Special Needs

11. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

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