Choosing a parenting style needs to be done on a few different bases. Make sure that you think about your child’s temperament, your current life situation and also your personality type. To give your child the best opportunity you need to make sure you are making an informed decision.
Your personality type will make a big difference in how well your parenting type works. You will have a hard time following your decision if your personality doesn’t match up well with the style.
Here is each of the parenting styles and how they deal with their children. The specifics of each of these will help you see how you feel about each parenting style. You will also be able to see what style your parents chose to raise you. Knowing this will help you in making your decision.
Authoritarian parenting style is very strict. Parents base their parenting on discipline, they don’t offer any rewards for good behavior, good behavior is just expected and demanded. They are not responsive to their children and they are unsympathetic. This parenting style is a low love and high discipline style.
Permissive parenting is very much the opposite of the authoritarian. Parents give their children lots of freedom and let them make their own mistakes. There is very little discipline and rules. They are very responsive to their children and show lots of love. This parenting style is high love and low discipline.
Authoritarian parenting stands as the happy medium between the first two. It is also called the democratic style of parenting. Children are given lots of choices, but choices that the parents have laid out. Children and parents communicate lots and are always working together on problems. Parents are very responsive and the children know they are loved. Parents set out standards for the children to adopt. This is the high love and high discipline parenting style.
Uninvolved parenting is the opposite of all of the other parenting styles. Parents feel like their children are not their responsibility. They don’t lay out any rules and have no discipline in place. They don’t respond to their children and don’t show love. Children are often left alone in choices and left to deal with the consequences all alone. This is the low love and low discipline parenting style.
Your personality has a lot to do with how you were raised. Your parents parenting style made a big difference on who you became. Whether you feel that your parents gave you the best opportunity you could have will make a difference.
You may be raising your child on your own or with a spouse, if you have a spouse all of this should be done together. Make sure you talk and listen to each other to find out both feelings about parenting. Then you will find a parenting style that works for you together. Make sure that you feel good about your decision and that you can both stand behind it.
Remember that your parenting style is not confined to one a specific title. Your parenting style will be a blend of more than one style. The individual child, situation, age, development, maturity and more will make a difference on your parenting. Don’t think that there is one set answer for every problem.
Personality type is only a small part of your decision, make sure that you are using all of the right factors in your decision. When you make the right parenting choice, you will see that your child or children are going to get the most out of their lives.