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Being a parent is one of the most challenging occupations that anyone can ever take on. It is important that you are able to understand and practice the skills needed to be the best parent you can be for your child. You are your child’s best resource and role model. There are actually several types of parenting styles that are used by parents with their children.
In this parenting style, parents usually have high expectations on their children complying and conforming to the rules that they have set for them at school, home and in the community. The problem with this type of parenting is that the directions and rules given by the parents change with the situation or whenever the parents feel like changing them. This can create an atmosphere of uncertainty for the children. They don’t know what to expect. Most of the children who grew up with parents that used this type of parenting style have lived in fear. The children are usually withdrawn socially and have less self-confidence than those children raised by parents who used other types of parenting styles. They also usually leave home at a younger age, use drugs and get involved with a partner of which their parents disapprove. They often become totally estranged from their parents when they become adults.
This parenting style is generally characterized by a goal of a harmonious and loving relationship between the parent and the child. However, there are usually low expectations of behavior because the parents are afraid to use discipline. A permissive parent often has the desire for his or her child to like or be pleased with the parent at the end of the day. As a result, the parent does anything that the child wants him or her to do. Children who have been raised by overly permissive parents usually suffer from immaturity, a lack of focus and emotional self-regulation problems. Children of such parents frequently cannot control impulses and are unable to accept responsibility for their own actions. When they get in trouble, they tend to blame other people. They usually live close to where they grew up and stay dependent even into early adulthood.
It is basically a notch more extreme than permissive parenting, yet contains some of the same features. A neglectful parent might be able to provide food, shelter and other basic needs of his or her child, but is generally emotionally uninvolved in the life of the child. Neglectful parents usually do not ask their children about what happened in school and in the other things that they engage in. Most of the time, children of neglectful parents grow up with a feeling of resentment against their parents and become estranged from them in adulthood.
There are many types of parenting styles. There are opportunities to learn to be the best parent possible for your children. Don’t let frustration cause you to lose sight of your personal goals. Learn about family harmony and how to be the successful parent that a child deserves. con
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