Researchers at the University of Virginia have discovered four main parenting styles for American families. There is the faith-based style, which uses religion as a moral standard. Next are the progressively engage parents who encourage problem-solving and decision-making skills for their children to learn virtues. Third are detached parents who tend to take an outsider’s perspective of their children’s lives. Last, are those families still seeking the American dream, while instilling a sense of optimism in their children.
- There are four family cultures which scholars believe shape parents’way of raising their children.
- Faithful parents place more importance on morality and a strong belief system over happiness. They are less likely to be tolerant.
- The Engaged Progressives parents give room for freedom and are less likely to spank their children.
“Faithful parents tend to disagree strongly that sex before marriage is ever acceptable”