Who's the Boss? 4 Parenting Styles

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Which Parenting Style is Best?

It’s important to remember that not every parent falls neatly into one of these categories and that parents can change their style at any point during a child’s life. That said, in the United States, the authoritative style (demanding and responsive) has the most support and is generally regarded as the “most effective.” Some cultures favor authoritarian parenting (demanding and unresponsive), which can lead to higher success in some areas of life.