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Types of Parenting Styles

Authoritarian or Disciplinarian
Authoritarian or Disciplinarian

I want to focus on authoritarian and authoritative parenting, as these two styles really differ along that idea of punishment versus discipline. (The other two types of parents — permissive and neglectful — are both relatively low in control and socialization attempts.)

Authoritative
Authoritative

Traditionally, the authoritative parenting style has been identified as the most effective. It is argued that kids raised by authoritative parents tend to have strong self-regulation skills, self-confidence, and happier attitudes.

Permissive or Indulgent
Permissive or Indulgent

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.

Uninvolved
Uninvolved

Uninvolved parenting, sometimes referred to as neglectful parenting, is a style characterized by a lack of responsiveness to a child's needs. Uninvolved parents make few to no demands of their children and they are often indifferent, dismissive, or even completely neglectful.