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How To Decide Which Parenting Philosophy Is For You

Know The Four Main Parenting Styles
Although there is a veritable smorgasbord of parenting philosophies, psychologists generally recognize four primary styles: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved.

Authoritarian parents run a strict household. Permissive parents, on the other hand, have few rules, expectations, or demands. Authoritative parenting can be considered the halfway point between the two because parents have high expectations paired with loving communication.

Each has its pros and cons, with the exception of uninvolved parenting; neglecting the emotional needs of your child will lead to behavioral problems and unhappiness. You may want to take into account that authoritative parenting tends to get the best results.