Parenting and Behavior of Children
By: Paul B., Lauren B., Rachel Ketchmark, and Alyssa K.
- Delinquency in children is due to both nature and nurture.
- Humans are naturally agressive.
- Kids model behavior set by their parents.
- There are two main styles of parenting: loose and strict.
- Kids who have loose parents likely to be unsupervised, so it is easier for them to make bad decisions.
- Children with strict parents are monitored more closely by their parents and are less likely to act out.
Set a good example for kids to follow
Parents who are illiterate, distant, or felons put their children at great risk for delinquent behavior
Life choices of a parent can reflect in a child, like smoking
Children pass down what they learn from their parents to their kids
Low life satisfaction is linked to gun violence, fighting, thievery, and drunk driving
Violence at an early age can lead to issues with animal abuse and domestic violence as the child becomes older. They’ve learned to take their anger out with actions not words.
A good relationship with parents will lead to the overall well-being of the child
Spend quality time with children without having to watch them 24/7, they still need a social life
Trust children, but spend enough time with them that they understand how to behave when their parents aren’t around
When parents are authoritative yet supportive of their children, kids tend to do better academically
Delinquency: Behaviors which threaten well-being of adolescent and prevent them to be grown as responsible individuals (Onder & Yilmaz)
Unintentional behaviors and violence
Risky sexual activities
Influences (Onder & Yilmaz)
Acceptance from peers
Gain independence from parents
Protest against traditional values and norms
Deal with expectation of failure
Drawbacks and worries
Inefficient supervision of parents (kids just do what they want)
An adolescent who is close to their family has more confidence, independence, psychologically stable (Onder & Yilmaz)
- Female children tend to have better social skills and more respect for authority.
- How stereotypes affect each gender at an early age.
- Permissive parents have kids that behave well socially but poorly toward authority. The exact opposite is true for kids with strict parents.
- Nature plays a role, but learned behavior triumphs.
- Private school children generally have stricter parents than public or state school children (Altay and Gure).
- As teenagers, most of these kids will continue to behave the same way.
- Teenagers with permissive or strict parents still exert the behavior they learned as children (Onder and Yilmaz).
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