Parenting Styles Raising Children with High Self-Esteem: The Risks of Pampering and Overbearing Parenting

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America in 2013, anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Children with untreated anxiety disorders are at a higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences and engage in substance abuse. Parenting style does play a tremendous role in the development of healthy identity and self-esteem in the life of the child. This presentation and paper will look at the four parenting styles defined by Dr. Diane Baumrind in the 1970s and its effect on a child’s self-esteem as well as the potential risk for anxiety disorders.

Stefanie M. Okeson
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