Humphrey Muleba

Every grandparent will tell funny stories of their children when they were younger. But, for every funny, they can tell you another about challenges. Parenting is done in many different styles by parents. However, there are four common styles that parents follow.

Authority: Authoritarian parents rule with authority. Commands are given to children, and they must follow them regardless of the circumstances, or harsh punishment will follow. Authoritarian parents do not welcome feedback from their children. Instead, children receive punishment and tend to be quiet and unhappy because they fear more than love their parents. Female children have a problem facing adversity due to their heavily structured life where nothing changes. Male children have trouble dealing with anger. 

Indulgent: Indulgent parents tend to be lenient and allow immature behavior. They expect the children to learn from their mistakes and fend for themselves. On the other hand, these parents tend to be democratic and allow feedback from their children. They usually listen and are more willing to make a compromise. Indulgent parents avoid confrontation with their children by all means but tend to be more involved and emotionally closer to them.

Authoritative: Authoritative parents are a combination of authority and indulgent parenting styles. They are the happy medium and expect proper behavior from their children. They welcome feedback and question-specific issues. They can demand things from their children but can also respond to what their child says, questions and request. Children raised with this parenting style usually tend to be happy, confident, and self-assured of all of the parenting styles. However, it is tough to be an authoritative parent.

Passive parenting is uninvolved, and parents may never be home due to immaturity or work. These kids spend most of their time with grandparents, older siblings, babysitters, or themselves. So there is no parental involvement at all.

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