HOW PARENTAL LIFESTYLE INFLUENCE THE EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF
taught how to handle the same. The behaviors of the parents will contribute to a child's under-
standing of other people's emotions. According to different studies, a parent is responsible for
building a child's social and emotional development. Marital and family conflicts are attributed
to the development status of a child and the family at large. If a child witnesses their parents
fighting, their emotional development will be disrupted and then develop problems with emo-
tional security (Chan & Koo, 2011). The lifestyle led by a child at their young age contributes to
some level of background anger which is mostly common to children coming from divorced
families. If parents do not display their fights to their children, then the children may have
healthier reactions towards a divorce if any, as well as social interactions.
The manner in which parents address the emotions displayed by their children affects the
way in which the children express themselves. When one reacts with criticism or dismisses the
sadness or the anger of a child, it shows that their emotions are not effective or binding. This
makes children more prone to negative emotions and unable to cope with stressing life situations.
Instead of expressing anger towards children's emotions, parents are required to guide children's
emotions and assist them to find ways of expressing their needs in a healthy manner (Sigelman &
Rider, 2014). It will in return help the children to control their responses to difficult situations,
and help in improving their academic and social capabilities.
The research on emotional development depicts that parenting decisions have a great im-
pact on the physical, social, and emotional well-being of a child. However, decision-making does
not bind parents to follow a particular routine to make a perfectly well- adjusted child. It ought to
be accepted that there is no particular formula that parents should follow to shape the behavior of