How Your Parenting Style Affects Child Development


How Your Parenting Style Affects Child Development

Do you have a child’s parenting style that you believe is the right one for them? If so, but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your own parenting style, you may want to consider going with a parenting style guide. These parenting guides give parents the ability to modify their parenting style to be more consistent parenting. It helps you to understand your parenting style and how it affects child development.

How Your Parenting Style Affects Child Development
How Your Parenting Style Affects Child Development

Parenting Style And Child Development

One type of parenting style is called Instinctive Parenting. This method simply believes in letting children do as they please, without any structure or limits, and feels that children can handle anything they encounter in life. So, you can expect your child to do whatever it takes to satisfy themselves and not be too demanding.

Also called Imitative Parenting, this method wants to follow the example of their parents, so they do not have a problem with excessively harsh or severe child discipline methods. Some parents may have harsh parenting methods but still, decide that these methods are best for their children. Other parents may feel that what their children need in order to be successful is a discipline that is more mild and consistent.

This type of parenting is better for families with one or two children. It is also perfect for families with very active children, which include football, soccer, and other sporting activities. It is less appropriate for families with older children that get fidgety or have a tendency to be disruptive.

Discipline Styles A & B, “The Big Paws” parenting styles, allow for different levels of parenting. In the “High Father” style, the father is a stricter disciplinarian than the mother. The “High Mother” style allows for more leniency with their children, rather than acting like an authoritarian. In a “Big Family” style, parents bring all children to the table, in terms of both age and skills development.

Choose The Best Style That Works For Your Children

A parent can choose the style that works best for their family. Their kids’ personalities will help determine their own preferences and their parenting styles.

Methodical Discipline When parents have children that are in preschool, they can apply this method to the younger children in their lives. Parents focus on consistency in their approach to their children, teaching discipline by example rather than focusing on punishment.

Methods of Teaching Techniques to teach children to include reading, singing, and art lessons. Sometimes parents teach through visual aids, such as movies, building blocks, or puppets. Discipline can be light or heavy depending on the child’s temperament and the situation.

How Your Parenting Style Affects Child Development
How Your Parenting Style Affects Child Development

Authority-Submission Parenting Style

Authority-Submission method of parenting works with a more passive approach to discipline, where the children submit to their parent’s authority, rather than doing what they are told. Children that are obedient and willing to listen are able to learn by listening to their parent. Authority-Submission parenting is the least destructive, although it isn’t the most comfortable for some parents.

Methodical Discipline With this style, parents are more concerned with handling the problem rather than waiting for it to go away. Children that resist obeying are dealt with in this style. Having a good relationship with your children and not being overly controlling is also a key characteristic of this style.

The Style Chooses Affects Your Child Development

This parenting style is a strict parent that places high expectations on their children. The children are given more discipline, but most of the time, they are taught how to deal with the situation on their own, without the parent having to be there. “Just the Facts, Ma’am” Parenting style encourages children to be responsible in their own lives.

Like “just the facts, ma’am” parenting style, this method does not punish children for misbehavior. Instead, it teaches children about responsibility and is more interactive in their daily lives. Methodical Parenting Style has been proven to be effective in improving children’s self-discipline and self-esteem.

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