Different parenting styles

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Parenting becomes a challenge because there is actually a vast difference among families. Different cultural backgrounds also have a great impact on how children are brought up. Despite all the differences, all the parents try their best to nurture their children. Every parent uses their best approach of parenting which is different from others, to guide and coach their children in the right direction. These approaches are also known as parenting styles.
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Parent Relationship

Parent-child conflicts

Parents play a crucial as well as significant role in their children’s life. There is no doubt that the parent–child relationship is one of the earliest and most salient relationships that individuals develop. This parent-child relationship has a significant impact on the overall development of the child such as physical, social, moral, behavioral and instinctual. If this bond or relationship is disturbed then consequences may be in the negative direction. Parent-child conflict is an aspect of this bond characterized by discordant interactions during which both the parent and child display negative behavior and affect each other.
To reduce the risk of developing conflicts between the parent and child, there is a strong need to explore more about parent-child relationship specifically during early childhood. It is so because early childhood is a unique developmental period when children are more reliant on their parents. The parent-child bond developed during this time affects later stages of development.

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Parenting becomes a challenge

Different Parenting Styles

There are four parenting styles: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved. Every category has a unique approach in raising their children and also has benefits and limits as well.

Authoritarian parenting style

Parents of this category tend to have a one and only mode of communication where parents set strict rules and their children are supposed to obey them without questioning. There is no single chance for negotiations and rules are not even explained to children. Parents expect their children to uphold these set standards and make no errors. If children make mistakes, they are punished. Authoritarian parents are less nurturing but they have high expectations with limited or no flexibility. Children who belong to authoritarian families will become the most well-behaved. The strict rules and instructions help them to achieve their goals. On the other hand these children tend to have poor self-esteem and inability to make decisions.

Authoritative parenting style

In this parenting style, parents develop a close relationship with their children. They have clear guidelines for what they expect from their children and also explain their reasons associated with their rules. This parenting style doesn’t include any tough punishment method and it leads to the healthiest outcomes in favor of children. This parenting style results in such children who are confident, responsible and able to make their own decision. They also tend to have high self-esteem as well as a high level of academic achievement. This parenting style is considered the best one to rear the children.

Permissive parenting style

Permissive kinds of parents tend to be warm, nurturing and they usually have minimal or no expectations. They impose limited rules on their children with no punishment method application. Parents act friendly with their children. Here, parents allow their children to figure things out by themselves. This parenting style can lead the children to other negative habits as their parents don’t give themselves fully to their children. Children with permissive parenting style usually have some self-esteem and sufficient social skills. However, they can be impulsive, demanding, selfish, and they lack self-regulatory skills.

Uninvolved parenting style

In this parenting style, almost full freedom is given to the children. Parents set no rules for their children and remain completely uninvolved as its name suggests. Parents make low efforts to nurture their children with low or no expectations from their children. Children are given a lot of freedom as their parents stay out of their children’s way. They just fulfill the basic needs of their children. Here, parents are not concerned about the future of their children nor do they work on a particular discipline for their children. This parenting style results in children who are resilient and weak in maintaining social relationships. They may also have poor academic skills.

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 What to expect during a webinar

An interactive session outlining the major components of a happily married life. Learning to understand your relationship as a couple and the focus of a happy marriage. Understanding of the common issues occuring in a marriage and how they adversely affect the relationship. Learning to recognize commitment issues and reasons behind them. Outline of unhealthy behaviours and toxic relationships. Learning healthy coping behaviours and trying to build a solid foundation in your relationship.

About Psychologist

Lisa Varun Shukla is a Counselling Psychologist and a Life Coach who has been working closely with parents and children through her career spanning over a decade as a Counselor and Co-ordinator, in La Martiniere, Boys School, Kolkata. She has been working as a Counsellor in Christ Junior College, Bengaluru for over many years and has consistently been helping parents and children forge better relationships. She has conducted several parenting sessions in the past four years as a Counsellor.

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