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Developmental psychologists have long been interested in how parents impact child development.

The Impact of Parenting Styles

Every parent does things differently when it comes to raising their child. Not one parent is the same, sure you might hold similar ideals, but when it comes to raising your child, you know what’s best for them. For example, some parents might feel they say yes too much and try to work discipline back into their parenting methods so that their child does not become spoilt. Other parents, might feel they say no too much and try to become more lenient with their children. A popular method with this is having a yes day where anything the child asks, you say yes to, no matter how bizarre it seems. There are plenty of yes day ideas online for you to have a look at.

What effect do these parenting styles have on child development outcomes? In addition to Baumrind’s initial study of 100 preschool children, researchers have conducted numerous other studies that have led to many conclusions about the impact of parenting styles on children.

  • Authoritarian parenting styles generally lead to children who are obedient and proficient, but they rank lower in happiness, social competence and self-esteem.
  • Authoritative parenting styles tend to result in children who are happy, capable and successful (Maccoby, 1992).
  • Permissive parenting often results in children who rank low in happiness, self-regulation and high anxiety. These children are more likely to experience problems with authority and tend to perform poorly in school.
  • Uninvolved parenting styles rank lowest across all life domains. These children tend to lack self-control, have low self-esteem and are less competent than their peers.

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  • Wondering what your parenting style is?
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We can help you to get to go in-depth with your specific parenting personality and discover many fascinating facets to your way of raising your children.