4 Types of Parenting Styles and Their Effects On Children

4 Types Of  Parenting Styles

The four parenting styles used in psychology are authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and neglectful parenting style.

Parenting Style Definition & Impact On Child Development

Parenting styles are categorized based on two dimensions of parenting behavior – demanding and responsive.

These parents set rules and enforce boundaries by monitoring, having open discussions, providing guidance, and using inductive discipline.

Authoritative Parenting Style (Democratic)

These strict parents demand blind obedience from their children without explanation.  The authoritarian parenting style is also known as the disciplinarian parenting style.

Authoritarian Parenting (Disciplinarian)

These lenient parents are generally carefree but less likely to foster the growth of their children’s emotional regulation skills.

Permissive Parenting (Indulgent)

Uninvolved parents do not set firm boundaries or high standards. They are indifferent to their children’s needs and are uninvolved in their lives.

Uninvolved Parenting (Neglectful Or Disengaged)

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