This article was written to answer the question, “What is the best way to measure a parenting style?”. This article aimed to revise and expand on the original YPI-R model, which had 15 theoretically based scales.
The original YPI models were based on interviews with children under the age of 7, but many of them were not particularly relevant for the young parent. The most important items included the ability to organize their own time, set limits about household activities, and communicate with their children. Although these are very important items, they were not relevant to the needs of the young parent.
Sustaining A Healthy Relationship: Young Parenting Inventory
The YPI models also did not include any items to help the young parents establish and sustain healthy relationships with their children. This included skills such as communication skills, time management, and respect for their children and parents. These skills can be learned and developed over time.
There have been several reviews of the YPI model, including those by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Department of Health. The original model was also criticized for failing to distinguish between what they termed as supportive and authoritative parenting styles.
Old Items From The Older Model: Young Parenting Inventory
The new model incorporates all the items from the older model and addresses all areas of parenting relevant to the needs of young parents. It focuses on helping the young parent identify their strengths and weaknesses, identify parenting styles, and compare it to their children’s needs and preferences. It also identifies areas that need improvement in the parenting style.
While this model has been designed to address all aspects of parenting, it does have some limitations. The main one is that it does not consider the factors that lead to children becoming overweight or obese, which may differ from family to family.
Limitation Of The Model: Young Parenting Inventory
Another limitation is that this model only addresses what the parents do not do, but not how their children felt their actions. So a parent may be highly involved in the child’s daily routines and activities. Yet, the child does not feel this involvement and feels neglected and lonely because they are left out of the decision-making process.
Another limitation is that the inventory was developed by researchers whose training was largely based on development and parenting theories and, therefore, does not provide the insight that many parenting and development professionals can provide. This model has been thoroughly revised to reflect the realities of today’s modern parenting.
Focusing On The Parents
The inventories focus on the parents and provide information such as their characteristics, beliefs, values, and beliefs about their relationship with their children, their parenting styles, the type of parent they are, and how they interact with their children. Parents will be asked to write a brief description of their parenting style. They will be asked to evaluate their parenting practices and evaluate their relationship with their children.
Parents can choose to answer as many questions as they like. The interviewer will then compile the data, assign an item to each parent, and provide a score based on their answers.
The most important factor that is rated is the quality of their relationship with their children. For example, parents help children with their homework and do homework and what types of parents they are in their communication with their children.
Parents can encourage good behaviors in their children and set reasonable limits for their children, and their behavior is also rated. How do parents relate to their children, how they express emotions, and how their behaviors affect their children are also assessed. Finally, parents can choose to provide more than one answer to an item. The interviewer may want parents to choose to answer all or just some of the questions on their inventories, and they can grade them based on each answer.