Parenting styles : what do parents really know?

Tina Jackson, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


Through this project I have enlightened parents on the four classified parenting styles. I have found that there is a wealth of information on parenting styles in the United States, China, and Europe; yet it is not a well known subject. Throughout this paper there are examples, benefits, and disadvantages of the different parenting styles. Fifteen parents attending Sunny Sky's Children's Center completed a survey pertaining to their knowledge of effective parenting and parenting styles. As an action towards this project and at the request of parents participating, I prepared a packet of information on the subject of parenting styles. Included in this packet are characteristics, benefits and disadvantages of each parenting style.