How Do YOU Want to Parent?
So what AREparenting styles?
They are the ways in which people raise their own children. Many say that a good portion of how someone parents is developed from their own experiences — what they learned from their own parents growing up. (Some of this could be shaped by what parents remember as children that they DON’T want to do with their own kids.)
Some of the child-rearing techniques that people use are picked up along the way from friends, from reading, or from professionals in the behavioral industry who’ve taught classes, written articles, etc.
Since a large portion of how someone parents can be consciously developed, we as parents are, for the most part, in control of how we go about this job!
So what kind of parent do you want to be? How do you want your children to think back on you when they remember their childhood? Well, first let’s look at the background of the currently-accepted categories of parenting.
The research was initially conducted by a well-known psychologist, Diana Baumrind, in the 1960s. She studied the behavior of parents and determined that there were 3 categories: Permissive parenting, authoritarian parenting, and authoritative parenting. Her studies were used as the foundation for other researchers, who helped develop more depth to her findings, and a fourth was determined to exist. (Maccoby & Martin, 1983).