Authoritarian: Limits without FreedomThese parents areextremely strictand are often cold.They communicatethrough lectures,yelling,punishment, andone-sideddiscussions.
OUTCOME•Obedient•Distrustful•No expression offreedom•Withdrawn•Unhappy•Hostile•Not High Achievers
Permissive: Freedom without limitsOn the other extreme of theparenting spectrum ispermissive parenting. As thename suggests, permissiveparenting is more of an"anything goes" attitude.These parents do notattempt to exert any sort ofcontrol over their children.
Democratic: Freedom within limitsDemocratic parentingis the middle groundapproach and is oftenconsidered theparenting ideal.Democratic parentingis based on warmth,love, guidance, andpositive discipline.
What are some appropriate solutions to thefollowing situations?• Your daughter/son is throwing a ball in theliving room and knocks over a lamp.• Your daughter/son leaves dirty clothes on thefloor instead of putting them in the bucketwhere they are supposed to go.• Your child refuses to do homework and keepson watching television.• Your son takes her brother’s money from hispiggy bank and spends it.