There are many different parenting styles used all over the world today. From strict and demanding to very lenient and care-free. The way that the children of the future are raised as an adolescent will have a big impact on their future as an adult. Research proves that there are a few parenting styles that will come in handy when raising your kids. The most common parenting styles are: authoritative, uninvolved, permissive, authoritarian and involved.
An authoritative parent is one that is very demanding. They have very high demands for their children and also have their children’s best interest at heart. Whereas an uninvolved parent has low expectations and very little demands for their children. An uninvolved parent is very detached from their children and has only a small emotional bond with their kids. An authoritative parent is very responsive in their kid’s lives and activities. In comparison, authoritarian parenting leads to a much stronger child with high elf-esteem than a child being raised by an uninvolved parent.
Another parenting style is Authoritarian parenting. Authoritarian parents are very strict on their kids. They expect their children to obey them with no questions asked. Whereas a permissive parent gives there child lead way to a lot of their own choices. Permissive parents normally avoid confrontation with their children. They allow their children to make their own choices whereas an authoritarian parent makes choices for their kids. Research shows authoritarian parents have a better outcome than a permissive parent.
Sometimes your parenting could change from strict to lenient though. In Amy Chug’s book Tiger Mom she spoke on how strict her parents were and how she wanted to raise her kids the same way as she was raised. With her being a Chinese child they expected a lot from her, therefore, they were very strict when it came down to her education; not allowing her to participate in extra- curricular activities or anything else that would interfere with her studies. As he got older she began to appreciate the values of having authoritarian parents.
She decided to do the same for her daughters. In the book she stated that being a superior Chinese mom worked on her first child, but her second child rebelled against it. In fear of losing her daughter to her strict parenting, she became more lenient to her children. Thus, becoming a more permissive parent. There really are no guideline nest when it comes to parenting. The way that you choose to raise your kids will have a big impact on our kid’s future and emotions.
Whether it’s the authoritarian, permissive, authoritative, or the uninvolved parenting style. But research shows that the most effective parenting style is authoritative because it’s beneficial to their future.