Dirty Jobs:


“Having a child is liking getting a tattoo…on your face. You better be committed.” ~ Eat Pray Love

Need to Know Basics of Child-Rearing Styles:

Four styles: Authoritative, Authoritarian, Permissive, Uninvolved.

Characteristics: Authoritative Parenting-- Listen to their children; encourage independence; give consequences & expectations on their children's behavior; oversee fair discipline. Authoritarian Parenting-- have strict rules & expectations; depending and unresponsive; are not nurturing; do not give children options; do not explain punishment. Permissive Parenting-- have few rules; inconsistent with discipline; very loving towards their kids; more of a friend; bribe children to get them to behave. Uninvolved Parenting--emotionally distant from their children; have few or little expectations; may intentionally avoid their children.

Why are child-rearing styles are important?

Parents play such an important role in their child's life. Parents impact their child's quality of life and mental health. They make this impact by choosing what child-rearing style they follow. Children who have parents that are uninvolved, may become depressed or act out in school and get into trouble. As opposed to the children who have authoritative or authoritarian parents. How you choose to raise your child can determine their future,

THE PARENT RAP - Funny parenting song from Bluefish TV


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Berk, L.E. (2010). Development through the lifespan (5th

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