Nate, Ethan, and Cole
Why Parents Are Authoritarian
Social Developmental Issues
This parenting controls children's lives and limits the opportunities for them to develop strong social skills. These children tend to withdraw from their peers and struggle to positively socialize. Also, in many cases, they experience decreased empathy accompanied with externalizing behaviors. They lack the strong skills needed succeed in this competitive world. Authoritarian parenting separates children from society and decreases the chances of leading a positive lifestyle after childhood.
In an unregulated state, cortisol is incredibly dangerous to a child's development. It's near-constant presence will damage the hippocampus, causing the victim to experience permanent memory issues. These damages hinder a child's reading ability and test performance. Likewise, cortisol can also damage the amygdala, which regulates emotion. As a result, a child will become hyperactive, suffer from attention deficits, and have trouble keeping calm. Further damages are done to bodily systems as well. Harsh parenting increases a child's chances of obesity by 33 percent.
The scary reality of these conditions is that a parent does not have to be harsh with their child in order to create them. If a child merely lacks engagement with their parent(s) they will suffer the same as a child who is physically beaten. The mutual variable is is a complete lack of communication between parent and child, which is exactly what defines authoritarian parenting.
The Verdict: Good or Bad?
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