The Roles of Parenting Style towards Mental Health of Early Childhood

  • M. Fadlillah1,2, Rochmat Wahab1, Yulia Ayriza1, Setyabudi Indartono1
Keywords: parenting style, mental health, authoritative, authoritarian, social emotional, early childhood

Abstract

Mental health of early childhood cannot be separated from parents’ parenting. Mental health is strongly
influenced by social-emotional conditions. Children’s social development includes the child’s ability to
establish and form healthy relationships with others. Emotional development includes the ability to control
and adjust one’s feelings to others. The form of treatment and attitudes of parents greatly determine the
social-emotional development of early childhood. When the social-emotional development of early
childhood is impaired, it will indirectly have an impact on their mental health. For this reason, parents
must determine the appropriate parenting style so that children’s mental health develops well. Explorative
qualitative method was used in this research. The researchers attempted to understand and examined the
relationship between parenting style and early childhood mental health by understanding and analyzing the
findings of previously published research. The results of this research indicated that parenting style has a
very important role in the mental health of early childhood. Authoritative parents have a positive impact on
children’s mental health, whereas authoritarian parents have a negative impact on children’s mental health.
Authoritative care is characterized by warm treatment from parents and always concerned about the needs
and development of children. Meanwhile, the authoritarian parenting is characterized by abuse by parents
and being unresponsive to children.

Author Biography

M. Fadlillah1,2, Rochmat Wahab1, Yulia Ayriza1, Setyabudi Indartono1

1Departement of Education Science, Post Graduate, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia,
2Departement of Early Childhood Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo, Indonesia

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
M. Fadlillah1,2, Rochmat Wahab1, Yulia Ayriza1, Setyabudi Indartono1. (2020). The Roles of Parenting Style towards Mental Health of Early Childhood. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 667-672. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1189