Essay on The Art of Democratic Parenting

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When children are growing up, they often wonder why their friend’s parents act differently than theirs. Some might even complain to their parents by saying “But my friend’s parents let her do that” or “My friend’s parents bought him/her this toy”. Although, it may be hard to explain to your child why it is important for you to say no to something’s, it will be better for them in the long run. Some parents may not realize but everyday things such as food choices, toy or games they play with and the responsibilities they have at home can affect their lives forever and they will pass on the things you taught them to their children one day. That is why it is important for parents to take a long time to think about what they are exposing their …show more content…
Similar to eating the right foods, it is important for a child to see the doctor and dentist regularly. Children in democratic households would be able to understand that doctor and dentist visits are just a part of life, while children in an authoritarian household may be overly cautious and a child in a permissive household may not have a check up as much as they should. Children that grow up in a democratic environment are able to clearly see that it is important to take care of themselves to life a good life. With all of the toy recalls and simple electronic toys we see today, it is important that all parents know what toys to buy for their children. A lot of toys on the market today have either very clear profanity or subliminal messages to children. Most parents will buy their child a toy without taking the time to examine what it actually is or does. For example, your sister sees the cutest toy on a commercial and tells you that you should buy it for your baby. Instead of reading the warnings you just pick it up and buy it without seeing that it contains small pieces. Later on, while your baby is playing with it he/she chokes on it. That toy would not be age appropriate. Likewise, toys that are too challenging or not challenging enough. Another thing parents might not look for when shopping for toys or games is how safe they are. A democratic parent would be take time to consider the toy or game

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