Self-Understanding and the Influence of Parenting Name Professor Course Date SELF-CONCEPT: A warm and sensitive relationship between the parent and the child tends to foster a more coherent positive self-concept at a tender age. Personally experienced events help children to understand themselves (Berk & Meyers 2016). SELF-ESTEEM: Parents should focus on encouraging and filling their children with information related to success which tends to motivate the child. They should therefore parenting is therefore the best parenting style (Berk & Meyers 2016). Factor such as the health status of the parent living standards husband-wife relationships culture and religion may influence one's approach towards parenting. However parents should not be manipulated by these factors. They should ensure that they strive to provide the best parenting style to their children. References Berk L. E. & Meyers A. B. (2016). Infants children and adolescents. 365–371 [...]
Children in early childhood (ages 2–6 years) begin to develop a self-concept — awareness of the set of attributes, abilities, attitudes, and values that an individual believes defines who he or she is. Self-esteem — judgments about one’s own worth — also emerges in early childhood, and children gain in emotional understanding, emotional self-regulation, and the capacity to experience self-conscious emotions and empathy. During this period of time, parents are a big influence on their child’s development. Describe ways that parenting contributes to a) self-concept, b) self-esteem, c) emotional understanding, d) emotional self-regulation, e) self-conscious emotions, and f) empathy and sympathy for children in early childhood (ages 2–6 years). Do you see any patterns in parenting styles that are associated with positive development of each of the listed concepts? Describe the impact of child-rearing styles on development, by considering the four main child rearing styles: authoritative, authoritarian, permissive and uninvolved. Which of these child-rearing styles is associated with positive outcomes? What factors can influence an individual’s approach to parenting?