Four Parenting Styles
There are Four
General Parenting Styles
Every parent will have a different parenting style. It's something that's done in
many different ways by each parent. But there are four general parenting styles employed by parents. Which style do
you relate to, if you're a parent?
Every grandmother and grandfather will tell you hilarious stories of their
children when they were first born. And for every funny and touching story they have, they will be able to tell you
another for every hardship they encountered. Parenting is something that is done in many different ways by each
Good parenting style will breed a happy and
As the name suggests, authoritarian parenting rules on just that: authority.
Commands are given to children that they must follow and obey regardless of the circumstances.
If these commands are not followed, harsh punishment will ensue. These parents do
not welcome feedback from their children. In fact, it is met with severe punishment.
The children tend to be quiet and unhappy. They have more of a fear than a love
for their parents. Male children have trouble dealing with anger and female children have trouble facing adversity
due to their heavily structured life where nothing ever changes.
Indulgent parenting tends to be described as lenient. They allow immature and
childish behavior. These parents expect the children to learn from their mistakes and to fend for themselves in
most times of need.
These parents tend to be democratic and allow for feedback from there children on
issues. They will hear both sides of an argument and usually make a compromise. Indulgent parents usually avoid
confrontation with their children by all means, but do tend to be more involved and emotionally closer to their
children. This is also known as democratic parenting style.
|Best parenting style is a happy medium of two styles,
where the parents allow children to grow at their own pace,
but also set limits on what can be
Not to be confused with authoritarian, authoritative parenting is a combination of
the two styles previously mentioned. They are the happy medium. While expecting proper behavior from their
children, they welcome feedback and questioning on certain issues. They’re able to demand things of their children
but are also able to respond to what they’re child says, questions and requests.
These children tend to be the happiest, most confident and self assured of all the
mentioned parenting styles. It is very difficult to be a purely authoritative parent. But this is the most desired
Passive parenting is being completely uninvolved. These parents may never be home
due to immaturity, work or the like. These children are usually raised by grandparents, older siblings, babysitters
or themselves. There is no parental involvement at all. Needless to say, this is not a vary desired parenting
We wish you many happy parenting stories!