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Who's the Boss? 4 Parenting Styles

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Authoritarian Parenting

This is the strictest form of parenting. Authoritarian parents set rules and punishments without explaining why. Their children are allowed very little, if any, options or discussion about discipline. They are expected to respect their parents’ authority. When Diana Baumrind first described parenting styles in 1966, she labeled this style as demanding, but not responsive.