The interrelation of parental discipline techniques and parenting styles has been studied for a number of years. The effects these styles have on children are of interest to researchers, clinicians, educators, and parents alike. As with most child research, targeted intervention strategies are developed as a result of investigation into child issues. This entry reviews basic parenting styles, discipline techniques, and associated child adjustment. In addition, this entry focuses on parenting styles in the United States as they relate to ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other considerations.

Parenting Styles and Discipline Techniques

Although a shift of discipline techniques and parenting styles may result from major changes in the home environment such as the absence of a parent because of military deployment, marital separation, or other circumstances, overall parenting ...

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