4 Types of Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Kids
Types of Parenting Styles - The Positive Parenting Centre
The commonly known parenting styles are four. They include authoritative, authoritarian, indulgent, and neglectful parenting. Authoritative parenting is parenting style that is both responsive and demanding. Parents who use this parenting style teach their children to be independent while at the same time controlling their actions. Authoritative parents understand their child’s emotions, and they teach them how to control their feelings. In addition, these parents always demand maturity. Punishments are prevalent in this style, but they are not violent or arbitrary. This parenting style has the advantage that children respond accordingly due to the various set limits.
The optimal parenting style for most children is the authoritative ..
Authoritarian parenting is the next parenting style. It is also known as strict parenting, and it is both unresponsive and demanding. The central characteristic of this style is that parents expect their children to comply, and conform to every rule. This parenting style has little open communication between the parent and the child. Authoritarian parents normally require their children to follow the set rules without even a single explanation why the rules and limits are set. According to research, parents who adopt this parenting style are unresponsive to the child’s emotional needs. As a result, these children tend to display low social competence because their parents prevent them from making their own choices.
Permissive Parenting Style - The Positive Parenting Centre
Parents often find it helpful or necessary to reconsider and update their child custody, timesharing or parenting plan agreements to reflect the changing needs of their children. And, given the ongoing nature of their relationship, many parents find family mediation especially well suited as a positive process to help them communicate effectively and to resolve efficiently divorce, child custody, timesharing, parenting plan and other parenting disputes.
How can the answer be improved?
Identifying parenting style captures two important elements of parenting – how you respond to your children’s needs and expectations, including your warmth and supportiveness to them; and how you go about imposing your needs and expectations on your children through behavioural controls, discipline, rule setting and enforcement.