Answer the Questions at the end of the Case Study-Use ideas and concepts from the Chapter along with your own voice and opinion and Module Resources to answer the questions below.
Both are proud parents of 5-year-old daughters. Both set of parents shower Love on their daughters, in fact the daughters are the â€˜largeâ€™ apples of their eyes. Both have exactly the same parenting style.
On different occasions that we have met them at our place or theirs (separately), the girls never allowed us to talk uninterrupted even for 2 minutes. Theyâ€™d come in with one demand after the other and the parents gladly gave in to whatever their child wanted at that point of time. The best was that the parents did it with a smile, all the time. Seeing them behave this way, irked us, but not them.
Ok, a bit of backgroundâ€¦ In family A, the daughter was born after 14 years of marriage. Their mantra of parenting, â€œNobody will say anything to the child, let her do whatever she wantsâ€.
Family B went through a turbulent time for a year or so, due to illness of a maternal grandparent and she is no more now. So, according to them their child is the only bright spot in their lives. They too believe in the same mantra, â€œShe is just a child, let her do whatever she wantsâ€.
So, because of this parenting style, how do these little kids behave?
Well, they have no manners, are rude, like to boss around with other kids (and adults too), talk a lot (are too mature in language), hit or spit on people, if anybody (other than the family) does not agree to their demands, they canâ€™t take a â€˜Noâ€™ for an answerâ€¦ There are no rules or guidelines for these kids.
On every trip with the kid in the market, a toy is bought, simply because the child asked for it. The result, there are hundreds of toys lying around and all battered and uncared for. Incidentally, both the girls are good at school.
1) What types of parenting style or combination of styles do the parents use ? How did it develop ? How can you understand the reasons for their parenting style?
2) In what ways will this impact the childâ€™s growth and development, both physical as well as emotional? give examples
3) What types of Attachments do they Display ? Give examples and how will this impact them in areas of their life ?
4) You are the teacher of these parents and child. What steps might you take to Engage this Family: Come up with a plan of what you would do first and then give at least 3 more steps.
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