The different parenting styles influence a parents' attempts to control and socialize their children.
In Diana Baumrind's dimensions of parenting styles there are two important essentials:
Are parents responsive or non responsive to the child?
Are parents demanding or non-demanding of the child?
Responsiveness can be seen as the amount of warmth and support given by the parents.
Demandingness refers to the parents' willingness to set expectations for their children in terms of behaviour.
Parenting Styles -
Click on the headings of each of the following 4 styles to
read the articles which discuss their differences.
Diana Baumrind's four prototypes:
Try to identify your own parenting style.
Overprotective Parenting:The media makes much today of a style of parenting which is seen as being overprotective of children, inhibiting their growth towards responsibilty and independence.
Read more about overprotective parenting as a style?
This parenting style is also known as over parenting
Hyper-parenting is also very much in the 'news'! Read this fascinating article about hyper-parenting where the writer talks about the 'professionalism of parenthood' in a culture of hyper-parenting and soaring expectations.
How about helicopter parenting styles?
Or, better still, what about being a Submarine Parent?
Changes in Parenting Styles -Here is a very light hearted but true look at the many changes that have taken place with parenting over the years!
Changes in Parenting Styles
Explore Your Own Parenting StyleAs you read and absorb the messages in these parenting styles, take the time to really look at your own style of parenting and ask yourself:
Which is your style?
Does it fit for you and your children?
Can you see your own level of responsiveness and demandingness?
What is your opinion about parenting styles?
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