The purpose of this research is to examine how parenting profiles, identity development, and emotional self-regulation may relate to one another in emerging adulthood. Using an existing dataset of over 10,000 college students, described in Castillo and Schwartz (2013), this research will examine profiles of parenting characteristics and their relationship to emotion self-regulation and identity development. It is expected that parenting characteristics will generate two or more parenting clusters. As a result, it is hypothesized that parenting profiles consisting of high nurturance will be related to a higher use of cognitive reappraisal for emotional self-regulation and a high amount of both identity exploration and commitment. Likewise, parenting profiles consisting of high psychological control will be related to a higher use of suppression for emotional self-regulation and a low amount of both identity exploration and commitment. This research will address the gap in knowledge on how these factors may influence emerging adults regardless of whether or not this research produces the expected results.