Dr. Tiffany Daniel
As we all know, there are many different types of parents in the world today. Though every teenager believes that their parents are out to ruin their lives, some are luckier than most. There are four different types of parenting styles that are commonly identified by an expert by the name of Diana Baumrind in the parenting field. These are: authoritarian parenting, permissive parenting, neglectful parenting, and authoritative parenting. There are important differences between these parenting styles.
The first style of parenting is Authoritarian. This style tends to have high expectations of compliance and conformity to rules and directions. The problem of authoritarian parenting is that the parent tends to change rules whenever they feel necessary so the child never truly knows what is to be expected. Many children raised by authoritarian parents tend to live in a constant stage of fear, which will eventually lead to the child becoming rebellious.
The second style is Permissive parenting. This style of parenting is characterized by a warm loving relationship between the parent and child, but the parents have low expectations of behavior. In other words the permissive parents are usually to afraid to discipline their children, and that’s where the mistake in parenting occurs. They try to be their best friend instead of the parent. Their children will run over them and will not learn responsibility, or respect.
Next is Neglectful parenting. This style is best described as a step beyond permissive parenting. The parents may provide basic necessities, but generally emotionally uninvolved in their Childs’ life. A neglected child will grow up feeling resentment against their parents and might be estranged from them into adulthood.
The final type of parenting is Authoritative parenting. This type of parent holds high expectations of the child while also allowing the child to talk…