Parenting Styles: When Should a Child Be Reprimanded?

In what situations would a parent have to decide how best to reprimand a child? Decide how you would handle the situation and explain what parenting style it represents.

  • Your 14-year-old son has brought home a very bad report card consisting of one “C,” two “D”s, and several “F”s. This is his first bad report card. In the past, your son has gotten mostly “C”s and “B”s.
  • Your daughter, who is in the 7th grade, wants to go on a date with a 9th-grade boy.
  • Your 6th grader has started using swear words during his normal conversations around the house.
  • You have one child, a 15-year-old, and you found him sneaking a couple of cans of beer out of the refrigerator.