Parenting Styles – Which Are You?

Parenting Styles – Which Are You?

A style of parenting that gives support and love coupled with structure and discipline has been shown to be an honest indicator of raising children that are confident and happy. Further, we have found that a parents approach to disciple, nurturing, level of warmth, level of control over the children, communication, and the parent’s hopes with respect to adulthood level are contributing reasons in their kids functioning and behavior.


The permissive parent makes extremely few demands on the child, imposes few rules and allows the child to regulate his own activities. Following externally defined standards of manners is not mandated and hopes are low for a child raised by a permissive parent. The permissive parenting style is very accepting and nonpunitive, the child is often treated as an equal. Components of warmth and caring coupled with low control make up parental behavior.


The authoritative parent has clear hopes of conduct and behavior. The child’s activities are directed in a logical, reasonable manner that permits for verbal give and take and sensible talks. When necessary, the authoritative parent uses firm control, but this is accomplished through fit communication, not in a disciplinarian, rigid manner. The parent attracts the child’s autonomy and recognizes the kids own interest.  The authoritative parenting style is affirmative and rational and gathers the parental behavior components of control with responsiveness and warmth.


The uninvolved or neglectful parent meets the child’s physical needs but is otherwise discounted, disengaged and emotionally distant. The neglectful, unresponsive parent places few demands on the child and exhibits extremely little responsiveness and warmth. A kid being raised by a careless parent generally fares worse than kid raised by parents who blood relation with the other 3 parenting styles. Typically kids raised by these kinds of parents will function poorly in nearly all aspects of life; amazing most juvenile offenders have been raised by neglectful or uninvolved parents. Further, a child raised by a neglectful parent will likely have bad cognition, emotional and social expertise and may struggle to form fit attachments later in life.

Counselors for both children and parents in our private practice have found that parental responsiveness as well as parental demandingness are vital factors of best child-rearing. Appropriate, clear demands and hopes balanced with hot emotional awareness and responsiveness of the child’s autonomy, are considered to be reliable predictors of well being, competence, achievement, self-reliance, resiliency in most children.