Compare And Contrast Permissive And Authoritative Parenting

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Permissive vs. Authoritative

Is parenting an individual task? Do parents give their children boundaries or do they let them do as they please without any consequences? The effects of parenting styles influence a child’s social, mental , and psychological growth, which affects children both in the childhood years, and as an adult. Parenting styles have an enormous impact on children's life. The fact that parents are constantly around a child’s life they will influence him/her either negatively or positively. Parents should advise their children in the right path, but also allow their children to become the individual their meant to be. This paper discusses the parenting styles adopted by parents.

To begin, Permissive parenting is a parenting style that is undemanding and sensitive. Parents who adopt this style are normally lenient, only because they have few expectations from the child. Lenient parents are usually involved with their children, but they set very few boundaries. Children educated through this style are often seen as rowdy and spoiled. This is because their parents do not teach them how to control their emotions. Setting boundaries is not a big priority for permissive parents. Permissive parents may see rules as
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Authoritative parents teach their children to make responsible decisions. Authoritative parents apprehend their child’s emotions, and they teach them how to control their feelings. An authoritative parent view boundaries as keeping their children on a path towards a successful future. These parents desire to care for their children from the consequences of making bad decisions, and not to keep them blind to the world around them. For example, when a 16-year-old wants to go out with her friends the authoritative parent will ask question to as "where are you going?" "who's going?" and so forth, while the permissive parents just says "take care"

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