Richard Shepardson
Master’s Project

When a person becomes a parent, the most important job that he or she will have is caring for
and teaching the child all the important lessons of life, which can create serious conflict between
what the parent wants and what the child wants. The challenge of raising a child has either been
the primary theme or a secondary theme in many television shows over the last few years as well
as several games that go back to the mid to late 90s. However, these forms of media either take a
comical stance on raising children or they simplify it in such a way that has no psychological
basis at all. Based on psychological research this project will demonstrate how the psychological
effects of different parenting styles affects the child as it grows as well as the future of the child.

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