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Victoria Swartz
Re: 11/7 Discussion
Fri Nov 7, 2014 5:00pm
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I plan to write on how using authoritative disciplines affects a childís performance in school in a positive outcome. I find this an interesting topic because there is a lot of controversy between mothers and fathers who believe being authoritative can hurt children. I have never been a mother but I have worked at a preschool during the summer and the different behaviors between the children interested me. Not to mention I love kids so this is a topic I am most interested about. My old high school even did a poll on teens in honor/AP classes and teens in regular classes. Out of my honors chemistry class 21 out of 27 teens had authoritative parents and were in other honor classes. It also showed that kids who had never been disciplined were in non-honor classes. However, I am not saying that children who are not disciplined have bad parents because I was not always spanked when I was a child and my grandparents were great parents. I do believe though that there is a time and place where a child needs to be paddled if they misbehave a certain way. Parents now and days donít spank their children out in public anymore because they are afraid of other parents disapproving. Unless the parent is hurting the child to the point of injury parents shouldnít be scorned for spanking their child. I do believe though that some parents overdo it. A parent should never beat the child or threaten to beat the child. This will only cause the child to develop psychological issues. My grandparents were swift and to the point. They warned me they just simply smacked my hand or wrist. It barely hurt but it put me in my place. Authoritative discipline should only be used to a certain age as well. One of the biggest reasons why I am so interested in this is because even though Iím not a parent and donít plan on being one for a long time I still want to be able to be a good parent and I believe knowing this information is important to know for raising a child. Word count 359.

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