Who's the Boss? 4 Parenting Styles

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Permissive Parenting

Also called “indulgent parenting,” this parenting style is characterized by loosely enforced rules and lots of love and nurturing. Parents are often described as a friend to their children, rather than an authority figure. They may have low standards of behavior and achievement but a high level of acceptance. Children are allowed to make many of their own decisions under this style. It’s labeled as undemanding and responsive.