Parenting - Parenting styles | 1-18 yrs

10 Common Parenting Styles


Parenting style, or strategies that a parent adopts, affects the development of a child in many ways. How a parent deals with his child affects his self-esteem, confidence, happiness and success. Therefore, it is very important for a parent to understand his parenting style and analyse if it is the right style for his child. Read our ClipBook to understand the different parenting styles and its effect on children.


1. Helicopter Parenting

Helicopter parenting refers to a style of parents who are overly focused on their children, says Carolyn Daitch. They typically take too much responsibility for their children's experiences and, specifically, their successes or failures.

2. Authoritative Parenting

Authoritative parenting is a style characterized by reasonable demands and high responsiveness. While authoritative parents might have high expectations for their children, these parents also give their kids the resources and support they need to ...

3. Attachment Parenting

Attachment parenting focuses on the nurturing connection that parents can develop with their children. That nurturing connection is viewed as the ideal way to raise secure, independent, and empathetic children.

4. Instinctive Parenting

Every new mother has to cope with some unsolicited advice on how to parent from her own parents, from well-meaning friends, even from strangers passing by on the street. With so much information and advice, it is hard to listen to one's instincts ...

5. Permissive Parenting

The permissive parenting style is an extremely relaxed approach where parents are generally warm, nurturing and affectionate. However, they are overly accepting of their children's behaviour, good or bad.

6. Slow Parenting

Slow parenting is a method in which, simply put, children are allowed to grow by themselves, explore the world and make their own decisions. They are taught through practical experiences, rather than just theoretical knowledge obtained from textbo...

7. Uninvolved Parenting

Uninvolved style of parenting is sometimes called as neglectful, dismissive and indifferent parenting, is both undemanding and unresponsive toward the kid. In serious cases, this style of parenting may encompass both neglectful and neglecting pare...

8. Metric Parenting

Being a millennial, this generation has created a new style of taking care of your children and it is called "metric parenting." It is a style that mimics what working parents do when they are in their jobs or offices.

9. Narcissistic Parenting

Narcissistic parents have the same characteristics as narcissists. They admire and overestimate themselves to compensate for inner feelings of inadequacy. They tend to be selfish and self-involved and approve of those who admire them and condemn t...

10. Free-Range Parenting

The parents' choice to allow their kids to walk home a mile from the park came from a philosophy known as "free-range parenting." The goals of a free-range parent are the same as those of most parents: to raise their kids to cope successfully with...

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