Family Relationships and child rearing in the caribbean

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Discuss the family relationship and child rearing practices in the Jamaican/ Caribbean context. In your view state what parenting style you consider to be most effective for child rearing. To fully understand the family relationship and child rearing practices in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean there are a few terminologies that will have to be examined to obtain a better understanding of the concept and writers choice of the most effective parenting style for child rearing. The family refers to a social group characterized by common residence, economic cooperation and reproduction. Therefore the family relationship refers to the act of kinship among members of a family unit. Child rearing refers to the process of raising and educating a child from birth, or before, until adulthood. The role of the parent is to provide physical security, encourage physical development and to also provide intellectual development and security. There are many different approaches of parenting in the Jamaican and Caribbean Diaspora which are practiced, and with the advance into the technological age there are many modern styles of parenting that are being adopted. In the Jamaican context there are Four clearly defined parenting styles which can be found based on these characteristics can be identified: authoritative, permissive, nurturant and uninvolved. Authoritative parenting, where responsiveness is matched with reasonable demands, though identified before the concept of child rights became well known, is essentially parenting that recognizes the rights and responsibilities of parents and children. It is, therefore, no surprise that the children of authoritative parents have the best outcomes; these children are happy, independent, self-confident, self-controlled and achieve high levels of social and moral maturity and academic achievement. Permissive
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