Who's the Boss? 4 Parenting Styles

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What's It Like to Have Authoritative Parents?

Children who grew up with this parenting style are generally described as having high self-esteem, social skills, self-control, success in the classroom and the ability to learn new skills. Ideally in this parenting style, parents and children have a mutual respect, and parents become role models to their children. Most research in this field declares this as the “best” parenting style. The rare criticism of authoritative parenting says that it’s either too lenient or too strict.