The Four Types of Parenting


Parenting is hard. At least, that’s what I imagine it to be. No matter what kind of parent you are, your child’s fate remains in your hands.

Permissive Parenting

This style of parenting is known for being more of a friendship role than anything. Parents will often avoid conflict to maintain that friendly relationship and discipline doesn’t come easy for the children of these parents. This may lead the child to struggle academically.

Neglectful/Uninvolved Parenting

These types of parents don’t know their children and are distant. While most of the time it is intentional, there are quite a few cases where it is unintentional. For the most part, the parent is usually distant because of personal matters such as depression and anxiety.

Authoritarian Parenting

Authoritarian parents believe children are inferior to them. You will often hear them say “Because I said so” rather than giving their child an explanation. When rules are to be made, the parent will belittle the child’s feelings to get their way. Often times the child will grow up to become a pathological liar.

Authoritative Parenting

Children with this type of parent commonly feel loved and accepted. This is because the parent takes time to get to know their child and takes what they have to say into consideration. This type of parenting is the healthiest of the four types. Children with these parents are said to become responsible and open-minded adults.

Now that you know the four types of parenting, what kind of parent are you? What kind do you aspire to be?

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