According to clinical assistant professor, Anita Gurian, there are four types of parenting styles: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved. Parenting styles include the behaviors, actions, and spoken words of our primary caregivers. The different parenting styles impact and influence child development in a number of positive and negative ways. Parenting styles also impact how we view ourselves and the world around us, which in turn impacts our temperament (Gurian, n.d.). The relationship between child and parent is often impacted by the match or mismatch between parenting style and the temperament of the child (often referred to as “Goodness of Fit”) (Thomas & Chess, 1977).
Initial Post – Read the article Parenting styles/children’s temperaments: The match by Anita Gurian. Then, answer the following questions by writing at least one paragraph for each response.
Make sure you use the attachments and use in-text citations. Assignment should be AT LEAST 175-200 words or more. A small paragraph for each question.