Parenting Styles And Family Influence

PSY-357 – Human Development

Topic 3 – Parenting Styles and Family Influence

Directions: Listed below are a number of situations where a parent would have to decide how best to reprimand/redirect a child. Further, explain how familial influence can help reinforce the behavior. Your responses should be a minimum of 50 words, including two to four scholarly sources to support your responses. For example, according to the literature, how does the developmental stage of the child influence their behavior and what is the best way for a parent to redirect a child at that developmental stage. While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines.

1. Your toddler keeps taking away Lego bricks from their older siblings elaborate construction, the older sibling is becoming more upset as more Legos are taken away.

What would your action be as a parent?

How can family help to reinforce this behavior?

2. Your preschooler has started using swear words during normal conversations around the house.

What would your action be as a parent?

How can family help to reinforce this behavior?

3. You have left a store (grocery or Target type store) and realize your 4-year-old has taken a bag of candy without your knowledge and therefore it was not payed for.

What would your action be as a parent?

How can family help to reinforce this behavior?

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