The role of parenting styles and socio e
Early Child Development and Care
The role of parenting styles and socio-economic status in parents’ knowledge of child development Shiron Jade September, Edna Grace Rich & Nicolette Vanessa Roman
ISSN: 0300-4430 (Print) 1476-8275 (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/gecd20 To cite this article: Shiron Jade September, Edna Grace Rich & Nicolette Vanessa Roman (2015): The role of parenting styles and socio-economic status in parents’ knowledge of child development, Early Child Development and Care, DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2015.1076399
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2015.1076399 Published online: 15 Sep 2015
This speaks to Bronfenbrenners ecological systems ( 1979 ) theory thatstates that there are several intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to child devel- opment and that the systems interrelate with each other, for example, the relationshipbetween child and parent in the microsystem is affected by the macrosystem which informs culture, belief and certain values which are then transferred onto the childthrough the parents. This highlights that inorder for the microsystem, specifically the primary caregivers, to be more effective in their contribution to optimal child development the necessary support may be requiredby role players in the macrosystem such as the government to address the lack in edu- cation and poverty by providing opportunities for parents in the low socio-economic Early Child Development and Care 15LimitationsNo research study is without its imitations.