Parenting

How 4 Different Parenting Styles Can Affect Your Kids

Authoritarian Parenting Style: Authoritarian parenting is a strict style in which parents set rigid rules and high expectations for their children but don’t allow them to make decisions for themselves.
Permissive Parenting Style: Permissive parents give their kids very few limits and have more of a peer relationship than a traditional parent-child dynamic.
A style added later by researchers Eleanor Maccoby and John Martin, neglectful parents don’t interact much with their kids, placing no limits on their behavior but also failing to meet their children’s needs.
Authoritative parents do set limits for their children, but are also responsive to their needs.
When children break the rules, punishments usually stem from the natural consequences of their behavior—and parents take the time to explain why the child’s behavior needed correction.
This promotes raising confident, happy, flexible and resilient children.” Authoritative parenting is said to help children: Become self-assured and happy, thanks to their parents’ attentive nurturing Learn how to handle responsibility and make good decisions on their own Figure out how to overcome obstacles, since they’re given the opportunity and encouragement to keep trying Trust their own judgment Permissive Parenting Style This is the most lax of the parenting styles.
“These parents don’t know how to set a limit,” Schafer says.
With no limits and a lack of guidance, children raised through neglectful parenting can act out through inappropriate behavior.
So which of the parenting styles are you?
Of course, different families have different ways of doing things—but these parenting styles give us some good insight into the type of approach that helps raise a healthy, happy, well-adjusted child.

Mom Writes Essay About Benefits Of Co-Parenting; Internet Calls Her Selfish

Mom Writes Essay About Benefits Of Co-Parenting; Internet Calls Her Selfish.
When a marriage goes sour, it can get tricky (and painful) when the kids get involved.
Parents worry about keeping their little ones from the conflict of divorce, so for some, co-parenting and splitting the time of parenthood becomes the solution to a tough situation.
And while the myth that half of marriages end in divorce isn’t quite true, co-parenting is far from an unusual response to the difficulties of divorce.
Why, then, did one mom draw angry crowds of internet trolls when she wrote an essay about it?
When lawyer and writer Lara Bazelon recently penned an article for Slate about co-parenting’s positive effect on her motherhood, some praised her for her honesty about spending less time with her children.
The vicious comments left after the story, though, demonstrated how much judgment a co-parenting mom who talks publicly about her experiences can face.
For her, this is the perfect amount of time.
Although she was originally devastated every time the children left to stay with their father, she says each successive transition felt less sad.
They pounced on the passages in which she writes that that divorce and shared custody suits her because it allows her to take time for herself to write, work and be with her friends instead of dealing with temper tantrums and constantly cleaning up after her children.They called her self-absorbed and a “narcissist trying to pretend what she thinks is best for her is best for everyone else.” Some went as far to call her a “sociopath.” For all the mean people on the Internet, though, lots of other people came to Bazelon’s defense, in the comments section and elsewhere.