Parenting Style Essay

1266 words - 6 pages

Ginny Bouphasok
Diana Refsell
Developmental Psychology
10/2/12

I think so many factors influence parenting. I would like to start this off with one of the most important factors I think that influence parenting, and that is having a child unplanned and not being ready for it versus planning for a child and being ready for it.
I am a little old fashioned when it comes to certain things and especially when I think of how I would raise my child. I do not have one, and I am a lesbian. I am not sure when I will have one, but I want to with a potential partner, hopefully she can carry or we can adopt as well. When I say I am a little old fashioned I guess I am referring to how I would ...view middle of the document...

Another factor is age. I think age and maturity has a lot to do with having children, and like I said if someone isn’t ready, then he/she is not, and then they might not do such a great job being a parent. I see a lot of young parents and I always see the same thing. Younger parents tend to always give their children up on the weekends so they can go out because they need a “break”. I don’t believe in that. I don’t believe in having breaks when you are a parent. When I was a kid, my mom and dad took me everywhere except to their work place. I was babysat by my uncle during my toddler years then eventually went on to another sitter, then my parents signed me up for Y Camp during the summers to keep me busy, out of trouble, and socializing with other children. For the young parents who are going out and partying every weekend, I don’t think they were ready to have a child because they haven’t finished maturing yet. The only time I would let my parents watch my children is if I needed them to, not because I wanted them to. I have a friend who never wants to bring her baby boy anywhere, and I think it’s so strange and I question myself “isn’t she a mom?” Shouldn’t she be taking her baby everywhere she goes? Half of the time when I see my friends on the weekends they never have their child with them and they are always with the grandparents. That is why I think wanting and planning to have a child, and then accidently having one is the greatest influence on parenting. I personally think it’s wrong to bring a child into this world and then give them to someone else 2 days out of the week because it’s time to party.
Along with the age being a big factor and influencing on parents is, from what I observe younger parents do not discipline their children right and they seem to give up on them if they are getting out of control. Another problem I see is that some parents don’t shield their children from certain things, and then they wonder where they pick up things that are bad. I was also interested in writing on the topic on violence on TV. What I have to say about that is, it’s not what’s on TV that’s bad. It’s what their parents are letting them watch on...

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