The television show Supernanny (2005 – 2012) often did an excellent job of portraying the difficulties of parenting and family life, especially when it comes to adolescence. Below, I’ve attached an episode of Supernanny that involves many of the topics we talked about during Chapter 13 – parenting, discipline, child outcomes, etc.. Please watch it, and answer the following questions. Be sure to refer to specific concepts/theories/research (from the book) that you see playing out in the episode (include the page number/chapter sectionof where you found these concepts when you bring them up).
Questions:Do we see differential parental treatment in the video? If so, which parent is treating each child differently? Describe HOW they are treating each child differently Which child gets the better treatment? The worse treatment? What is the effect on the child who gets worse treatment?What types of discipline techniques do you see the parents using before supernanny intervenes (inductive discipline, self-oriented induction, other-oriented induction, command strategy, relationship maintenance, love withdrawal, psychological control, power assertion)? Choose 2 of these strategies and provide a specific example from the film that demonstrates each. Then describe what discipline techniques supernanny teaches the parents.Before Supernanny intervenes, which parenting style is each parent displaying (authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, or disengaged)? Why do you think he/she is displaying this style? Please describe 1 example of behavior. (Note: One parents might be using 2 different styles – one with each child…)from each parent (from the video) that makes you believe they fall into this parenting style.Table 13.2 describes the outcome that we can expect from children based on what parenting styles their parents use. What outcomes/types of behavior do we see from the kids? Are these the typical types of behaviors we would expect from a child being raised according to the parenting styles we see in the video.
On a related note, it is always important when bringing in information from an outside source to indicate where that information came from. I will not ask you to cite the source of information in MLA or APA style, but whenever you bring up an idea from the textbook or an article, you MUST do the following:Type the idea/concept/study that you are using from the textbook in BOLD type to make it easy for me to see that you’ve included info from the textbook.Provide the last name(s) of the author of that work, plus the page # where you found that information in parentheses at the end of the sentence. For example, the author of our textbook is Laura Levine & Joyce Munsch – if you mention something from page 78 of their book, this is what should appear at the end of the sentence: (Levine & Munsch, pg. 78). If you are using an online version of our textbook, you might not have page numbers when you are reading through the text. In this case, please include the section title instead of the page number – (for example: Levine & Munsch, Domains of Development).