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View Poll Results: Which Parenting Style Is the Anthony's

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  • I think they are Permissive Indifferent

    67 13.19%
  • I think they are Permissive Indulgent

    392 77.17%
  • I think they are Authoritarian

    42 8.27%
  • I think they are Authoritative

    7 1.38%

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    Understanding The Anthony's Parenting Style

    PERMISSIVE INDIFFERENT is a style in which the parent is relatively uninvolved in the
    child's life. This style is associated with socially incompetent behavior, especially a lack
    of self-control. Children do not develop a good sense of independence. Parental
    behaviors: Undemanding. Little control. Rejecting. Unresponsive. Parent-centered. (It's
    10:00 PM. Do you know where your child is?) [Non Demanders]
    PERMISSIVE INDULGENT is a style in which parents are highly involved with their children
    but place few demands or controls on them. Permissive-indulgent parenting, like
    permissive-indifferent, is also associated with children's social incompetence and lack of
    self-control. The spoiled child syndrome. Inability to follow rules. Parental behaviors:
    Undemanding. Little control. Accepting. Responsive. Child-centered. [Low Demanders]
    AUTHORITARIAN parenting is a restrictive, punitive style that exhorts the child to follow the
    parent's directions and to respect work and effort. The authoritarian parent places firm
    limits and controls on the child and allows little verbal exchange. Children of
    authoritarian parents often are anxious about social comparison, fail to initiate activity,
    and have poor communication skills. Either foreclosed identity or rebellion. Parental
    behaviors: Demanding. Strong control. Rejecting. Unresponsive. Parent-centered.
    [Red-hot Demanders]
    AUTHORITATIVE parenting encourages children to be independent but still places limits and
    controls on their actions. Extensive verbal give-and-take is allowed, and parents are warm
    and nurturant toward the child. Children more likely to become self-reliant and socially
    responsible. Parental behaviors: Demanding. Strong control. Accepting. Responsive.
    Child-centered. [Warm Demanders]

    These are the four main parenting styles. Reading these again this morning helped me to understand the Anthony's a bit better.

    Which one of these styles do you think is the parenting of prospective criminals and why??
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    i'm 29 and breastfeeding my 5 month old son as i type this. i have not been a parent long but i know this:

    you have to teach your kid to be responsible for their actions. you have to teach your children it is not right to lie and that honesty REALLY is the best policy. there's something stinkier with the anthony's then i think any of us really can imagine. i believe casey anthony hurt her daughter. i believe her daughter is an innocent, helpless being. i think that betraying the trust of an innocent is a sin.

    i think the anthony's were permissive with casey. i think when she still didn't grow up when she became a mom they were frustrated. i think they are paying for the work they did not do when casey was younger.

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    What! They have a parenting style? Just kidding. I think they fall into the permissive indifferent category. JMO

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    Authoritarian but permissive-- enabling (That isn't on the list, so I said Authoritarian)

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    I agree with permissive indifferent. We have family members like this and the kids have had no structure, they get in trouble with the law and substance abuse because they think the rules don't apply to them!
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    What parenting style? Didn't know they were parents. Actually I think they are afraid of Casey

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinasK View Post
    I agree with permissive indifferent. We have family members like this and the kids have had no structure, they get in trouble with the law and substance abuse because they think the rules don't apply to them!
    I have a nephew who was raised like this. He is now serving a lengthy prison sentence for selling meth. : (

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    I voted permissive indulgent.

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    I voted permissive indifferent. I feel like if they were indulgent then there is no way 30 days would have gone by without seeing Caylee...

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    i can't vote because i see two different styles the permissive indulgent and also the authoritarian. their parenting style wasn't consistant so the kids didn't know where they stood, what the boundaries were.
    we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!

    stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!



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    I'm having trouble choosing one. The choices seem to suggest consistency. I think there are psychological and emotional issues in this family that would defy simple categorization. I think how things went in that family would depend on what mood Cindy was in that day and everyone would adjust accordingly. I guess I would call that "The Crazymaking Style" of parenting or the "Matriarchal Controller" style!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Boop View Post
    I'm having trouble choosing one. The choices seem to suggest consistency. I think there are psychological and emotional issues in this family that would defy simple categorization. I think how things went in that family would depend on what mood Cindy was in that day and everyone would adjust accordingly. I guess I would call that "The Crazymaking Style" of parenting or the "Matriarchal Controller" style!
    You might be right. Maybe the family was just surviving Casey and her ever changing moods. Is there any evidence that Casey might be bipolar?

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    Good poll! I teetered between permissive indifferent and permissive indulgent.

    I finally went with permissive indulgent...with a pinch of authoritarianism.

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    I think this is difficult. I see Cindy as Permissive Indulgent where as I see George as Authoritative which might explain some areas of their said "marital problems" ??

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    I chose permissive indulgent. They want to be authoritative and in my opinion attempt it but fall flat in that area. I agree with monoxide in that I think they are and have been afraid of Casey for a long time. I think Caylee was afraid of her too. I saw one pic with her holding Caylee next to a car, and another right after/before, and Casey looked hard core mean. Her smiling pics don't show how she really is daily. Living in that house must be he77 right now. RP, friend since 5 years old, said she was always kind of a hard a$$. please excuse my language... I just want to add that I don't blame Cindy and George for what Casey is. I think they did their best. Lee seems ok. A caring person.
    I mean how would anyone respond as a parent if their child was a sociopath. Fearless without conscience makes a sociopath. Fearless with conscience makes a "Steve Erwin" the croc. hunter. jmho
    Last edited by yosande; 09-07-2008 at 02:32 PM. Reason: clarity

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