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Who's the Boss? 4 Parenting Styles

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Authoritative Parenting

This parenting style is marked by high expectations and consistent discipline, while allowing children to be independent and discuss options. Not to be confused with authoritarian, authoritative parents listen more to their children and show more warmth. They explain to their children the reason for their rules and punishments. Baumrind labeled this style as demanding and responsive.