Effects of Parenting Styles on the Self-Esteem of Adolescents

A Person-Centered Approach

  • Tessy Joseph Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram
  • Thomas Joseph Parayil Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram
Keywords: Parenting Styles, Adolescents, Person-centered Approach


Healthy self-esteem is an essential part of our lives. According to Carl Rogers, the basic need of every person is to experience attitudes of acceptance, respect, empathy, warmth, and love from others. Since parents play an essential role in the development of the child, parental capacity, and parenting style must be modified to accommodate for enhancing the self-esteem of their children. This paper focuses on how a person-centered approach can be used to explain and direct behavior in the family so that the children grow up to have better self-esteem.


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