I love how you used the authority we learned in class to relate it to parenting. While many of us look for examples that are at times just meeting the requirements, this topic actually is something, we as people, can relate to as a situation. I feel that the different forms of parenting are represented as a great mix throughout a child’s life as they are in school. What would make it interesting is how the different parenting styles are favored depending on the parent’s income status or class. Is one parenting style ‘better’ than another if they were to be compared? I guess one way of potentially comparing the styles is to see what their children achieve in their lives and what type of people they grow up to be in their attitude, career and overall personality. The idea that power can be used differently can be hard to understand especially when looking at it in terms of how a person can treat their child. The child depends on the parent for everything and it really is interesting how power can be given in different forms, through independence, responsibility, etc. to children through the various parenting styles. You mentioned also about gaining control which is interesting as power is not always used acquired. It is also something that is sought for and sometimes something that one has to work harder for at certain times than at other times. For example parents gaining control might be easy when the child is young and then get progressively harder as the child enters the teenage years and beyond. Overall this was interesting to see parenting broken down into these power examples.
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