Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

Good parenting and good teaching have something in common. They both aim for loving our children well. Is that a walk in the park all the time? Of course not. If it were, we wouldn’t need courses like this to help us through. The questions you now need to ask yourself are:

  • What type of parent or teacher would you want to be?
  • How would you best communicate?
  • How would you discipline?

Part A

Identify a television show or movie for each of the following:

  • one that depicts an authoritarian style of parenting
  • one that depicts an authoritative style of parenting
  • one that depicts a permissive style of parenting

Explain the effect that each of the three styles has on the children in the show.