There are four main parenting styles for parents to use on their children. Authoritarian is the first, and demands the utmost obedience of a child. Children are to be seen not heard. Next is authoritative, where parents explain rules to children and try to maintain a good relationship. Next is permissive parenting where parents rarely enforce rules or give out consequences. Finally is uninvolved parenting where the parents rarely spend time with their children at all. Some parents mix multiple styles at times.
- Authoritarian parenting is about kids obeying parents under any and all circumstances.
- Authoritative parenting is based on maintaining a positive relationship and explaining rules to children.
- Uninvolved parenting is as simple as it sounds; you don’t interact or spend much time with your child.
“Your parenting style can affect everything from how much your child weighs to how she feels about herself.”