Three Basic Parenting Styles... u Authoritarian u Democratic u Permissive
Authoritarian u Strict in rearing practices u parents decide rules, inform child of rules, and enforce rules u parent’s behavior is predictable u parents show little or no flexibility u parents see themselves as the authority figure in the family
Democratic Parents consider both the child’s needs and their own point of view when making decisions.
Democratic u Parents & children work together to set rules. u Children are expected to conform to rules. u Has logical consequences.
Democratic u Patterns or behavior are predictable most of the time. u Parents usually respond in similar ways to similar situations.
Democratic u Principles of guidance & discipline are generally discussed by parents & children u Both parents & children can suggest changes needed due to changing circumstances.
Democratic u Parents see themselves as leaders in helping their children learn to share in the responsibilities for the well- being of the family members.
Democratic u Parents view their children as important people who have contributions to make to the family.