Laura Allen-Basiletti

PI – C6891117


TMA 01

Describe the three different parenting styles and discuss how they might impact on children's


It is not only parenting styles that impacts on children's behaviour other factors such as;

  Different transitions taking place can effect children's behaviour.

  Having two different kind of parenting styles can effect children's behaviour.

  A child having a disability may effect their behaviour.

  Relationships and bonds between adults can also effect a child's behaviour.

Below I have gathered evidence for each of the above bulletins;

  Colloby et al. (2012, p. 31) states that 'When Cara and Alistair went to a parents' meeting

with the preschool to discuss his transition to school, they were not surprised to hear that he has no

special friend, and that he is happy playing on his own.'

  Colloby et al. (2012, p. 59) states that 'Thomas has started to play his parents and Nanna off

against one and another, and is becoming less compliant and more defiant.'

  Colloby et al (2012, p. 31) states that his parents 'spend a lot of time carrying out exercise

and activities suggested by the professionals they see. Thomas does not always want to do these,

and Cara and Alistair sometimes resort to cajoling and bribing him to do what they want.'

  Colloby et al (2012, p. 29) suggests that 'If relationships are secure, the child is able to trust

that others will protect them when they do not feel safe; this then gives them the confidence and

ability to explore the world around them'.

According to psychologist Dianne Baumind, there are three types of parenting styles. During the early 1960's, Baumind conducted a study on more than 100 preschool-age children. She identified four important dimensions of parenting. These were disciplinary strategies, warmth and nurturance, communication styles and expectations of maturity and control. Based on...