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  • Sam DiFranco

How Does Your Parenting Style Affect Your Kids?

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Believe it or not, parenting styles play a huge role in how children develop into adults and how successful they may turn out to be. Having a good parenting style can increase your success for raising mature adults with a great deal of leadership and life potential.

Here are four main parenting styles and how they might affect your children:

  1. Authoritarian parenting. Categorized by sticking to the rules, a great deal of control, and a dominating style. This type of parent is a disciplinary with harsh punishments. Teenagers of these authoritarian parents may lack some of the critical social and communication skills that are key for leadership. These children also tend to become authoritarian as well, both as parents and in their interpersonal relationships.

  2. Neglectful parenting. This style is when parents don’t play much of the parenting role. They spend little to no time with the children and are okay with letting the T.V and video games entertain their children. Children of neglectful parents have trouble following rules, because they have never been raised to follow an rules. They also may have behavior problems, lack self-control and communication skills.

  3. Indulgent parenting. These parents are attentive and provide a great deal of warmth and interaction, but have few rules and limitations. Indulgent parents are more friends with their children than parents, and they have more of an “anything goes” attitude about things. This parenting style leads to higher levels of creativity in children, but there is little self-control, few boundaries, and the may feel a sense of entitlement.

  4. Authoritative Parenting. This is the gold standard of parenting. Authoritative parents encourage their children to be independent , but they also set limits and boundaries. They also may discipline their children but not in a harsh way. This parenting style leads to higher leadership potential, and highly developed social skills, self-control, and self-reliance.

It is important to learn what parenting style works best for your family, but it is also crucial that you are aware of how your parenting styles can affect your children. If you notice that your child may be lacking certain skills and are having behavioral problems because of your parenting styles then seek help from a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. We can work with you and your child to teach tools and techniques for gaining important skills such as self-control, communication skills, and social skills.

Call us today for more information on how to get started! (813)244-1251 or (813)260-8892

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