As a parent, we have our parenting style. But, did you know that there are four parenting styles? The way we take care of your child will reflect on the behavior and overall health of our kids. Our parenting style must support our kid’s healthy development and growth. This is because how we connect with your children and the way we discipline them will greatly affect the majority of their life.
In this post, I am here to help you understand the four parenting styles that include permissive, authoritative, uninvolved, and authoritarian parenting styles.
Permissive Parenting Style
Are you the type of parent who sets rules but does not enforce them strictly? Or a parent who does not provide age-appropriate consequences when your kids do something wrong? If so, then you are more likely to use a permissive parenting style.
A permissive parent is usually lenient. If serious problems occur, that is the only time where they will take the necessary steps. They are usually forgiving and believe in the saying that “children will always be children.”
If you are a permissive parent, you tend to enforce consequences but not stick to them. You tend to allow your kids to do what they want if they beg and show you their baby eyes.
Being a permissive parent means you are treating your kids as if they are your friends. You always let your kids share with you what they feel about something. Despite that, permissive parents usually fail to discourage the bad behavior of their kids, which is quite sad.
Some studies claimed that if a child grows with a permissive parent, they usually experience difficulties in excelling academically.
Authoritative Parenting Style
Are you an authoritative parent like me? If so, you usually want to keep a good connection with your kids and other people in the family. Aside from that, you tend to make your kids understand why you need to impose such rules in the house.
One of the good things about being an authoritative parent is that we consider the opinions of our kids while enforcing a new house rule. We put an effort to validate what our kids are feeling with our rules while making them fully understand that parents are at a higher level than them.
We tend to invest effort and time to ensure that our kids do not develop bad behaviors. We tend to give them rewards or praise them every time they do something good.
Uninvolved Parenting Style
If you follow an uninvolved parenting style, you usually don’t care about the homework of your kids. You don’t allow at least one hour of your 24 hours talking with your children, and don’t ask what your kids’ feelings.
An uninvolved parent usually imposes little to no rules. Sadly, kids who are under uninvolved parents usually do not receive enough parental attention, nurturing, and guidance.
An uninvolved parent thinks that his/her kids can develop and grow on their own. They tend to set their kids at the least priority. Uninvolved parents do not allot enough energy or time to the basic needs of their children.
Authoritarian Parenting Style
Authoritarian parents do not give enough time to their children. They do not consider the feelings and opinions of their kids. Not only that, but they always believe that they are superior among their kids, which is true, but can pose negative effects on the life of their children.
Most authoritarian parents believe that their kids should obey everything they enforce in the house. They do not have time to listen to the rants of their kids regarding the house rules they incorporated.
Aside from that, they do not want their kids to help in solving any family problems or challenges. But rather, they tend to establish rules and provide kids the consequences they deserve without listening first to their kid’s opinions. They are not a fan of discipline but rather punishments. This means that instead of teaching their kids how to decide better, they invest time to ensure that their kids will feel sorry because of the mistakes they made.
There are different parenting styles. Despite your choice, be sure to maintain a good connection with your kids to mold them to be better people in the future.