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The authoritative parenting style: An evidence-based guide

The authoritative parenting style: An evidence-based guide
© 2010 - 2017 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved What is authoritative parenting? The authoritative parenting style is an approach to child-rearing that combines warmth, sensitivity, and the setting of limits. Parents use positive reinforcement and reasoning to guide children. They avoid resorting to threats or punishments. This approach is common in educated, middle class families, and linked with superior child outcomes throughout the world. Kids raised by authoritative parents are more likely to become independent, self-reliant, socially accepted, academically successful, and well-behaved. They are less likely to report depression and anxiety, and less likely to engage in antisocial behavior like delinquency and drug use. Research suggests that having at least one authoritative parent can make a big difference (Fletcher et al 1999). But what exactly sets the authoritative parenting style apart? Here is an overview. The authoritative parenting style: The original definition Maybe. 1. 2.

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What Is Authoritative Parenting? Authoritative parenting is characterized by reasonable demands and high responsiveness. While authoritative parents might have high expectations for their children, they also give their kids the resources and support they need to succeed. Parents who exhibit this style listen to their kids and provide love and warmth in addition to limits and fair discipline. This approach to parenting avoids punishment and threats and instead relies on strategies such as positive reinforcement. Brief History 12 Ways to Become a More Authoritative Parent There isn’t a single formula for raising children well. After all, parenting isn’t an exact science. There’s definitely a bit of an art to good parenting.

Is the Authoritative Parenting Style Always the Best for Children? - hybrid parenting Today, the authoritative parenting style is perceived as the golden standard for appropriate parent-chid interactions. However, in many cultures, parents may have an authoritarian approach because they want to raise their children within the culture of respect. They may prioritize different socialization goals, such as respect over emotional closeness with their children.

Authoritarian Parenting Style And Its Effects By Stephen Walton © 2012 What's It All About?... and What Are It's Effects The "Authoritarian Parenting Style" is an extremely strict form of parenting that expects a child to adhere to rules and regulations set out by the parents with little or no input or communication from the child. Developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind in her studies based on the dimensions of "Parental Responsiveness" and "Parental Demandingness" conclude that: What Is Permissive Parenting? Permissive parenting is a type of parenting style characterized by low demands with high responsiveness. Permissive parents tend to be very loving, yet provide few guidelines and rules. These parents do not expect mature behavior from their children and often seem more like a friend than a parental figure.

Permissive parenting: A guide for the science-minded parent © 2010-19 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Permissive parenting seems to be the "no discipline" approach to discipline. Does it damage kids? What is the most effective parenting style for black boys? Building upon the buzz surrounding their documentary, “American Promise,” Joe Brewster and Michele Stevenson asked Mt. Airy author Hilary Beard to help them research and co-author a companion book. That book, “Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life,” was the focus of Beard’s talk Tuesday night at Friends’ Central School. The auditorium at the school was brimming with eager parents, students, and educators as Beard pulled from solid research and scores of interviews to highlight “what works” in parenting and educating black boys.

Authoritative Parenting Style By Stephen Walton © 2012 What's It All About?... and... What Are Some Effects Authoritarian parenting: What happens to the kids? Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas © 2010-2017 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved The authoritarian parenting style is about being strict and stern. It insists on unquestioning obedience, and enforces good behavior through threats, shaming, and other punishments. As defined by psychologists, it's also a style associated with less parental warmth and responsiveness (Baumrind 1991). Permissive Parenting: Its Characteristics And Effect On Children Image: Shutterstock Daniel’s parents were highly affectionate to him. He was allowed to sleep late and wake up whenever he wanted. He was allowed to play loud music even if it disturbed the neighbors.

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