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How many types of parenting styles are there?

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Samantha Stewart

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Samantha Stewart
Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered Jan 08, 2019

According to psychology, there are four types of parenting styles.

Authoritarian parenting: is also known as strict parenting. This style of parenting gives room for little dialogue between parents and children. Parents expect children to follow a strict set of rules. They rely on punishment to demand obedience or teach a lesson.

According to psychology, there are four types of parenting styles.

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Authoritative parenting: this style of parenting gives room for open communication between parents and children. It is regarded as the most effective parenting style. It tempers expectations with understanding, it also supports the child.

Permissive parenting: this style of parenting is characterized by low demands with high responsiveness. Such parents tend to be very loving but provide little rules or guidelines. They seem more like a friend than a parental figure to their children.

Uninvolved (neglectful) parenting: It is one of the most harmful parenting styles. It is characterized by lack of response to a child’s needs. Such parents make few or no demands of their children and they are completely indifferent towards their children’s actions.

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