Mr. and Mrs. Harsh-Heart believe in the importance of stern discipline and impose strict rules that they expect their children to obey without question. They penalize behavior harshly, frequently with spanking. Mr. and Mrs. Easy- Going do not use punishment to enforce their rules and believe in natural consequences teaching lessons and setting limits on behavior. They have regular family meetings with their children to discuss household rules and their importance to the family dynamics.
1) What type of parenting styles do Harsh-Heart and Easy going families use?
2). Based on your knowledge of parenting styles from this course, what do you see as the advantages and disadvantages to each of these parenting style approaches? Explain the reasons for your answers.
3) What do you think about the use of spanking as a form of discipline?
4) Based on your reading about parenting styles and class discussions, instead of physical punishment what other type of disciplinary consequences can be effective in disciplining children?