Indulgent more responsive than they are demanding. Nontraditional and lenient, they do not require mature behavior, allow much self-regulation, and avoid confrontation. Indulgent parents may be further divided into two types: democratic parents, who, though lenient, are more conscientious, engaged, and committed to the child, and nondirective or permissive parents.
Authoritarian <ul><li>highly demanding and directive, but not responsive. They do not explain orders but expect total obedience. These parents provide well-ordered and structured environments with clearly stated rules. Authoritarian parents can be divided into two types: those who are not intrusive or autocratic in their use of power and those who are highly intrusive. </li></ul>
Authoritative <ul><li>both demanding and responsive. They set clear standards for their child's conduct, but their disciplinary methods are supportive, rather than punitive. They are assertive, but not intrusive and restrictive as they want their children to be assertive as well as socially responsible, cooperative, and self-regulated. </li></ul>
Uninvolved <ul><li>are low in both response and demand. In extreme cases, this parenting style might encompass both rejection and neglect. </li></ul>
Permissive <ul><li>Gives up all control to their kids. Similar to uninvolved. </li></ul>