Parenting styles and their effects on children

Did you know there are different parenting styles?

You, like every other parent, have your own style of interacting with your child, whether you realize it or not. Parenting style isn’t determined by an isolated event, but by your overall behavior when engaging with your child. Whatever your style, your interactions undoubtedly have a profound impact on your child’s future.

How you were parented yourself, your experiences in life, and your values shape your personal parenting style. Your goals for your child and your definition of parenting success play an important role as well. Gaining more insight in your particular style can help you develop the skills needed to provide effective guidance and make better choices when it comes to parenting.

Diana Baumrind is a researcher who focused her research on parenting styles and their outcomes. She found four basic elements that influence the success of parenting: responsiveness vs. unresponsiveness and demanding vs. undemanding. Based on these elements and looking at the different strategies parents use, she classified 4 different parenting styles: authoritative, permissive, authoritarian and uninvolved. The style you use as a parent is influential for every important aspect of your child’s life and development, such as self-image, emotions, social skills and even academics.

Wanna learn how to be the best parent?
In our Parent Training we teach you all about parenting styles, help you recognize your own parenting style and how to use this in making the best decisions regarding parenting issues. Also, when you and your partner’s parenting style conflict, we help you in finding a way to work together.

Marlieke & Muna 🙂

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