Parenting Styles By kyndra friend

You probably have friends and know friends that have a different dynamic at home than you do. Whether they have to ask permission to do something or if they can stay out as late as they want. It all depends on the parenting style that is going on in that home. Today, we will discuss the different parenting styles and how it affects the family.


The authoritative parent is the parent most regarded as the most effective, supportive, beneficial, and the type of parenting all parents should strive for. They have very high expectations for their child but also have a good base of support for them as well. Open communication between the child and the parent is very important in authoritative parenting. Parents who want to make sure they are being an authoritative should make sure their child's day has a routine, know that their will be consequences to their actions, and that they are able to come talk to them about anything. In the next video, is an example of an authoritative parent. You can also click here, to get a more in depth look at authoritative parenting.


Everyone knows somebody with a very strict,overbearing parent and this style of parenting is known as authoritarian. They tend to be very controlling and almost have a lack of trust in their child. Authoritarian parents have clearly stated rules that they want followed. Kids with authoritarian parents are less likely to open up to their parents about issues they may be having are likely to be more shy and timid. These children may be very self-disciplined and good in school but may lack good social skills. Watch the video below, for a better understanding of authoritarian parenting. Focus on the dad in the video.


Permissive parents really do care about their children, but don't put much structure into their child's life. They may be too lenient, avoid any confrontation/fighting with their children, and not set boundaries/rules with their kids. You may think permissive parenting is good for the child, but the child is actually much more likely to participate in activities one shouldn't. They know there is no consequences to their behavior so they are much more likely to do whatever they want. Here is an example.


This type of parent is not really involved in their child's life. It is easily the most harmful parenting style and can be very bad on a child's development. The neglectful parent is rarely their for their child, or may never even be at home. They demand nothing from their child and their child gets nothing in return. This is really bad on a child because they have no sense of trust with that parent and may have a hard time trusting others at all. The child will develop low self-esteem and is much more likely to get involved in the wrong crowd. In the video below, you will see the way the parents treat their child and how it is definitely not a way anyone should be parenting.

It is important to know the types of parenting styles so that you are better informed when you become parents as well as recognize/be informed your own parents styles. Each individual parent in a household can also have a completely different parenting style and that is totally normal. I want you all to know that you should strive to be the best parents you can be and that your kids know that you will always be there for them. I, as a teacher am always here for you guys as well. Click here to read about all the parenting styles in depth and be able to know the different types for your next quiz.

You can also click here to take a quiz on what kind of parenting style you will have, or if you already have a kid you can see what kind of parenting style you have and see if you have room for improvement.

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