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Socialization can be defined as the process by which one acquires the patterns of behavior of one's society. In other words, we learn our societal behavior from the situations, people, and environments we are surrounded by.

It is thought there are three different parenting styles that impact peoples societal behavior the most. Here is a list of each parenting style.

  • Autocratic - Parents are strict and rigid and require obedience and conformity to rules  
  • Authoritative - Parents are firm but fair. They enforce rules but allow questions and encourage reasonable independence.  
  • Permissive -Parents do not make any rules or enforce the ones they do make 


  • Which one did you have?
  • Which one do you think is the best?
  • What if no parents are present?

Right Parenting Style

   There is no one correct parenting style. Certain situations call for different styles of parenting. In addition parenting styles depend on what is affective for each child. What works for one person may not work for another.

   A child or adult child may react to enforcement of rules by yelling or shutting down. Thus, a different style of parenting probably would be better in that situation.

Subjective and hands on parenting is needed as a child grows up. Adults tend to react to social situations the same way they handled situations as a child. If you find yourself reacting this way as an adult, "try" something new. Your result will be different and the way people treat you will be different too.


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