So we all know that every parent is different and has a different parenting style...... There are 3 different parenting styles that I learned in Child Development that I would like to share with you.
1. Authoritarian: Always try to be in control and exert their control on the children. These parents set strict rules and standards for the children. Parents tend to focus on bad behavior rather than positive behavior. Children are often punished.
2. Permissive: Give up most of the control to the children. The parents usually will make few rules and the rules are not usually enforced. They don't want to be tied to routines they want their child or children to feel free. These parents give children as many choices as possible and they tend to accept a child's behavior whether it's good or bad behavior.
3. Democratic or Authoritative: These parents help their children learn to be responsible for themselves and to think about the consequences of their actions. They monitor their children behavior to make sure they follow through on rules and expectations. They do this with a love and warming manner. They try to reinforce the good behavior rather than focus on the bad behavior.
What is your Parenting Style?
To figure out what is your parenting style try to think about what you want your children to learn. Research parenting styles and find what fits best for you. Make sure you are consistent and encourage your child to make the right choices so they can build confidence. The most important is not to compare one child to another because every child is different. Express your love to your children and allow them to have some fun. Play time can allow for expression and learning. Do things you and your children will both enjoy.