The parenting styles:
al., 2011). Children who experience this form of parenting early in childhood can develop anxiety (Akhter et. al., 2011).
They have an extreme lax discipline style including minimal rules, expectations or guidance (Baumrind, 1991). Although they seem very uninvolved, they have a loving and nurturing side.
al., 2011). These children have a low level of self-control and achievement which lead to poor academic achievement (Akhter et. al., 2011).
Growing up with ethnic parents, you get a high level of parental control which included strict parenting, rules, and high expectations. Although they were strict, they were extremely caring, loving, nurturing, supportive and all around the best people. Growing up, I was the youngest and my brother the oldest, we were not necessarily raised the same. I was very protected, whereas my brother had more freedom. I had an earlier curfew, higher expectations in school, driving restrictions (when I got my license), was not allowed to date, etc. This was due to cultural expectations; the boy can have more freedom and the girl is to be protected and kept safe. I evoked many parenting behaviors from them. There were times I was untruthful, which led them to be more authoritarian. There was also a time in my late teen years where I stood up to them and told them they had to give me my freedoms, treat me like they had treated my brother, which made them take a step back and be less involved. My parents were very receptive to me as child, they read me. They knew when I needed more love and when I needed better regulations or rules.
I would not be the person I am today without my parents. My parents raised me to be a self-sufficient, independent, caring and hardworking young women. They disciplined me only when I deserved and stepped out of line, but they loved me through the whole process. There was never a time in my childhood or even now that I do not doubt their love for me. The instilled my core values in life: to be truthful and honest, that every lie has a consequence, to be kind and respectful towards other, hard work pays off and that there is a reason for everything. Without their parenting style I may never of gained those values.