/ Dr. Gail Gross

What Is Your Parenting Style?

July 9, 2015
Authoritarian. These parents are characterized by the rules they expect their children to follow, unquestioningly, no exceptions, leaving little room for negotiation and discussion. There is also little room for children to solve problems that arise them, warns Cathy Durand-Horne, educational coordinator for academies Kids ‘R’ Kids . Do you recognize in this group?
Under this style of parenting, children may have conflicts to solve problems, low self esteem and lack of confidence in their own ability to make decisions. At the same time, they would be big fans of rules and never defy authority, according to the expert.
Demanding. Although they have great expectations for their children, these parents are also empathetic and kind, and advocate for them when necessary, defines a doctorate in psychology, Gail Gross, a specialist in family and child development. Thanks to establishing safe, positive and success-oriented environments, successfully promote strong bonds with their children.
They also have, clear expectations, which allows small to recognize them quickly. That is, there are rules to follow and consequences for not doing so, but the kids know what to expect and what is acceptable behavior. Moreover, part of the process of creating standards.  
Thanks to this form of parenting, children often develop a sense of personal responsibility. They grow up to be less rigid, but able to meet their commitments. They might be more open-minded , have more self-control, tolerance and conscience, as well as would achieve adapt to changes and be resistant, explained Doctor in Psychology Jeanette Raymond, an expert on family relationships. 
Permissive. These parents often give their children a certain degree for exploration and discovery.They set few rules and few penalties. Discipline will typically self-imposed, specifies Durand-Horne.Do you identify with them?
What beget children? In principle, some who see their parents more as friends than as authority figures. The permissive style may lead to a lack of self-confidence and respect for the rules, and even academic problems, warns the expert.
Indifferent. In general, parents are not involved in the physical and emotional welfare of their children. Usually absent from home and even leave them alone, for business or social reasons.They will always find ways to justify his absence, to maintain its good image, Gross described.
The result? Probably, insecure children, who sit minor, undervalued and unloved, Raymond alert. It could cost them establish close ties, armored against vulnerability and full of shame about their emotional need that for so long had to hide in consequence of the indifference of their parents, concludes the specialist. As to account!