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Parenting Styles. Three Parenting Styles. There are three parenting styles: Authoritarian Permissive Authoritative. Authoritarian. Parents’ word is law, parents have absolute control. Misconduct is punished Affection and praise are rarely give

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Parenting Styles

Three Parenting Styles

  • There are three parenting styles:

    • Authoritarian

    • Permissive

    • Authoritative


  • Parents’ word is law, parents have absolute control.

  • Misconduct is punished

  • Affection and praise are rarely give

  • Parents try to control children's’ behavior and attitudes


  • Parents allow their children to do their own thing.

  • Little respect for order and routine.

  • Parents make few demands on children.

  • Impatience is hidden.

  • Discipline is lax


  • Middle ground between the two above

  • Stress freedom along with rights of others and responsibilities of all

  • Parents set limits and enforce rules

  • Willing to listen receptively to child’s requests and questions.

  • Both loves and limits

  • Children contribute to discussion of issues and make some of their own decisions

Assignment: What are some appropriate solutions to the following situations?

  • Assignment: Within your group, describe how each parenting style would respond to the scenario

  • Tommy is throwing a ball in the living room and knocks over a lamp.

  • Nicole is throwing sand at the other kids in the sand pile.

  • Your three children are bickering in the backseat while you are driving on the interstate.

  • Jerry, eating in a restaurant with you, creates a disturbance and humiliates you by belching and giggling loudly.

  • Amy keeps forgetting to take her lunch money to school. You are always having to remind her to do it or take it to her at school.

  • Jon won’t come in the house when you call him for dinner.

  • Heather takes her brother’s money from his piggybank and spends it.

  • Your teenager keeps the car out past the agreed time.

  • Jocelyn refuses to do her homework.

  • Craig leaves his dirty clothes on the floor instead of putting them in the hamper where they are supposed to go.

Which type?

  • Describe and give examples of what type of parents you live with.

  • Identify what type of parent you want to be to your future children and why.

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