Parenting Style: What Kind Of Parents Are We?

Parents are also mirrors of their children. In other words, parenting is related to the involuntary transmission of information. Thus, parents become more transparent than they think. Above all, it conveys values, beliefs, forms of emotional expression, communication styles and commands.

  • Autocratic Parenting : Tell your children exactly what they need to do.
  • Permissive parenting : Allowing children to do whatever they want.
  • Democratic parenting : It is not overbearing and provides standards and guidelines for children.
  • Indifferent parenting : Children are not considered, and parents’ interests are concentrated in other areas.

Parents With Democratic Parenting Style

Parents of this type maintain balance and maintain open communication with their children. This is the best way to get children to understand.

Also, this type of parent is demanding, responsive, and focused on children. And they want their children to become autonomous and mature adults. So, understand their feelings and teach them to manage them well.

Usually they don’t try to control their children. So children can explore freely and make decisions based on their thoughts.

So, by supporting your child’s personal initiative, they solve the problems they face every day. And, as a result, it develops autonomy.

On the other hand, when punishing a child, these parents explain the reason for the punishment, which is usually not serious or arbitrary. Because they are usually forgiving, and instead of punishing, they try to use that opportunity to teach their children. Thus, this leads to raising children with higher self-esteem and autonomy.

This parenting style sets clear rules and limits. So children can develop a sense of independence. Moreover, these parents expect their children to be mature, but this always applies differently depending on the age of the child. In other words, they behave according to their child’s developmental stage.

Autocratic Parenting Method

These parents are not receptive and have high expectations for their children. It also enforces a totalitarian regime characterized by high observance and expectations of family rules. Therefore, there are few open conversations between parents and children. In other words, children cannot ask any questions about their parents’ orders.

And this parenting style is limited, and these parents punish their children when they don’t live up to expectations. In addition, we expect our children to respect the work and efforts they put into raising them.

Such parents do not give their children autonomy, only discipline, and prefer punishment because they view obedience as a virtue.

An Acceptable Parenting Method

Parents of this type are very sensitive to the needs and desires of their children. Also, the expectations for action are not high. So parents with this parenting style are very generous. However, they don’t ask much of their children, and they tend to not take much control of their lives. So they don’t know what their limits are, so they can’t develop self-control.

Children raised by parents with an acceptable parenting style tend to be immature and out of control of impulses. In other words, the children of these parents tend to be impulsive and can become socially abandoned during adolescence. They also don’t try to learn how to control their behavior, and they always expect to not interfere with what they do.

Permissive parenting creates impudent, spoiled children who ask others for something they want.

Indifferent Parenting Style

Parents of this type are neither demanding nor flexible . They are also emotionally cold and usually not involved in their children’s lives. Therefore, they do not expect, set limits, and do not hold them accountable.

Children raised by parents with indifferent parenting styles think other aspects of life are more important to them than themselves.

Indifferent parents often ignore their children’s feelings and opinions. It does not support children and instead provides them with basic needs (home, education, and food). They are often emotionally and sometimes physically absent and, even if they are actually together, there is little communication with the child.

Also, they are not sensitive to their children’s needs and do not expect them to behave in any way.

Children raised in such an indifferent parenting environment can have emotional and behavioral problems as adults.

In children and teens, a lack of affection and advice has a very negative impact on basic development. Thus, children may become anxious, devalue themselves, and lose their sense of independence. So, it is difficult to socialize and has low tolerance for cravings.