Society always says there’s no manual for raising kids. Parenting styles help guide you in the way you parent your children with their different personalities, along with your personal beliefs on how to raise them. We’ve got a look into the different parenting styles.
If you believe your children should follow the rules without exception, your style might be authoritarian parenting. You believe it’s your way or no way. It’s about old-fashioned parenting when the children are taught to respect their parents the most, instead of be their friend. The children may enjoy the strictly run household when they’re young and crave structure. The problem can come as they become teenagers and live in fear of making the wrong decisions. They sometimes become secretive. On the other hand, authoritarian parents often raise children that are rule followers and grow up respecting their elders. They often stay on the road to success.
If this is your parenting type, you can make the most of it in many ways. Make sure to voice your expectations and concerns to your children. Explain why you exhibit tough love. They may not understand the strictness of parenting is actually stemming from love. It’s important that parents talk to them about all of the reasons behind the way they parent. Communicate with your child that you just want them to grow up to be good people who work hard.
Authoritative parents seem to have a blend of parenting styles. They’re tough with rules and consequences, but they also validate their kid’s feelings. They make it clear they’re in charge. They work hard to prevent behavioral issues with positive discipline strategies. They put into good use reward type of systems. The children parented this way often grow up with a high level of respect for elders. These parents do expect a lot from their children. They work hard to make sure the kids know they’re in charge, but they want the kids to feel they have input on their own lives. They remain calm and patient with the children when saying “no.”
It can be difficult for many parents to be the authoritative type of parent. It can be hard to maintain the fair balance. Sometimes, they want to be tougher on the kids without thinking of their feelings, but they remain calm. Most children who grow up in this type of parenting style tend to be good leaders and don’t have many self-esteem issues.
Permissive parents often try to be best buddies with their kids. They try not to step in unless there’s a big problem. It can be tough for them to enforce rules. They may allow the child to get out of disciple if they promise to do better. They ask the child to talk to them about their problems. Many children that grow up this way struggle. They don’t appreciate or respect rules. This is a very popular form of parenting in this day of busy schedules. The parents just want the child to have fun and enjoy life because they don’t get enough time together.
It’s important for a parent with this style to talk to their children about life. They need to explain there are consequences to actions, even if they aren’t as great at enforcing these. They need to talk to them about having patience and good character traits that will bring them success in life. This parent needs to work on giving up on the short-term battles like time out and extra chores. This will help the child realize they don’t always run the world. These parents love their children deeply. They just don’t understand that the children might take this love for granted. There is a happy medium when parenting this way. Love, but give rules.
Uninvolved parents are pretty much uninvolved with their kid’s life. They don’t guide or nurture them very much. They want the children to raise themselves. They tend to think they’ll be better individuals this way. They may be neglectful without meaning to be. Many times, children with this parenting style struggle. They don’t understand why their parent isn’t involved, and they act out. Other times, children with this parenting style overcome the obstacles and become strong leaders. They want to triumph as a leader, without anyone that leads them at home.
The way to be this type of parent is to understand a child does need guidance at times. The hands-off parent is raising an adult in a sense. Sometimes they need to understand the mental capacity of a child isn’t the same. They must step in when the child is being too dependent or showing behavioral issues. They need to guide them in these times.