Anybody rearing children will have brain spasms when they ask themselves if they are doing an adequate job. We all doubt ourselves from time to time over concerns. Are we doing the best possible job of parenting? The truth is sometimes yes and sometimes no! Unless you consider yourself a perfect specimen hahaha! Here are some things for all of us to consider. What is your parenting methodology or style, what other types of parenting styles are there and finally changing styles could be beneficial. If you choose to change your style, how do you do it?
The easiest way to identify your personal parenting style or methodology is to ask yourself: what is my main approach to child rearing! Passive or Aggressive? That’s right are you more easy going or are you leading your family by example or are you more inclined to having things your way or the highway mentality. Now this doesn’t mean that you are always passive or aggressive, it simply means that in some cases you’re passive one way and in other instances you are aggressive. Your having one style versus the other doesn’t necessarily mean that your method or style is incorrect.
Now there are certainly a number of methods to your type of parenting style. There is no “right” or “wrong” method or style. But it could be helpful to all of us Moms and Dads comprehend other available methods or styles. Let’s take a look at the different types of parenting styles!
1) Authoritarian parents: These parents are aware of what is right and wrong. In their type of parenting style they are very direct in what their children can or cannot do as well as what is expected of them. Most things are either black or white, right or wrong.
2) Authoritative parents: This group of parents have a type of parenting style that seems to blend the best qualities of both the indulgent and authoritarian styles. These parents while indulgent also have very clear and specific expectations of their children.
3) Indulgent parents: This parenting style is considered to lean towards the parent being non-traditional and lenient in how they interact with their children. This style can be further divided into those parents who choose to interact with their children in a democratic way, or in a non-directive way.
4) Uninvolved parents or I don’t give a hut parenting: This last type of parenting scores low in each of the above three styles. This style can border on a parent being neglectful and uninvolved in the lives of their children.
After deciphering these differing type of parenting methods or styles you are either acutely comfortable with your parenting style or you may find yourself uncomfortable and wanting to change the direction of your parenting styles.
If you decide to change your parenting style the first thing you should do is research and study the parenting style you want to implement. Read all that you can find, select the particular aspects of that style or method that you want to implement in your new arsenal of parenting styles. Lastly define just what behavior you need to emulate to mirror that style.
Finally, practice, practice, practice. As you begin to act in a way that is consistent with your choice of the parenting style you want. You’ll soon find yourself doing it.
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