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Four Parenting Styles: Which one do you follow?


Parenting is partly the science of psychological strategies, which people follow to raise their children. But, ironically, true parenting has more to do with art – the art of understanding the needs of one’s child, the art of fulfilling all her expected and unexpected requirements and the art of providing her the warmth of love, that knows no terms and conditions.

All over the world, people have different parenting styles of raising their children. Experts have categorized these styles under four broad categories. Find out more about these styles below:

  1. The Authoritative Parents –

These parents encourage their children to be more independent and allow children to take their decisions but under their own supervision. They discuss things with their children but the final decisions are always theirs.

  1. The Authoritarian Parents –

These parents like to take all the control of their children in their hands. They demand that their kids follow their instructions and orders all the time and ask for their permission before trying anything on their own.

  1. The Permissive Parents –

These parents do not impose rules on their children and believe in fulfilling all their children’s demands. They watch over their children while they try new things but do not offer their advice unless they are asked to.

  1. The Uninvolved Parents –

These parents seldom take initiatives to give their children what they wish and also do not give them any guidelines to follow. They are generally too busy with their own lives and problems to give any time to their kids.

According to research experts, a mix of these styles depending on the situation, can give optimal results while raising children.



Meenal Arora
Meenal Arora
Mrs. Meenal Arora is the Executive Director of SHEMROCK Preschools & Founder Director of SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools – one of India’s leading education groups, which manages over 425 Senior Schools & Preschools across India and Abroad. As Head of the school curricular division, Mrs. Arora’s responsibilities extend to designing, innovating and developing educational systems. An enthusiastic writer as well, she has been consistently providing articles on parenting and many more topics related to children, which are regularly published in some of the leading newspapers and monthly magazines like Responsible Parenting, Parent’s India, Curriculum, Child, Grehlakshmi, Grehshobha, Bindiya etc. She is also on the advisory panel of Parent’s India Magazine - one of the country’s leading magazine.

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