Permissive Parenting

When it comes to having children, parenting can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences. A child’s development can be influenced in many ways and parents are the major influence in their children 's lives. In the early 1960s, psychologist Diana Baumrind discovered four parenting styles (Berg). Those parenting styles include authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved. Authoritative parents create clear guidelines and expectations for their children, however still provide lots of nurturing and love. They are consistent with rules, but can be flexible too. Permissive parents have little to no expectations for their children. Many times they view their children as friends and have few limits for them. Authoritarian …show more content…
Permissive parents have concerns that their children will not like them if they set limits, so they see themselves as their children 's friend and not their parent who is there to guide them. The foremost goal of these parents is to let their children express their creativity and to make them content. Permissive parents find it hard to set clear limits, provide structure, and they often reward bad behavior (Sarac). Passive parents often take instructions from their children. The children of those parents turn out to have negative drawbacks in their development.
Children that are raised by passive parents have some negative effects on emotional, social, academic developments. Permissive households have the absence of direction and guidance that is necessary to develop appropriate morals so the children act on their own self-interests and can be unfriendly. Children without limits have no sense of responsibility, suffer with building friendships and relationships. Also, since there is no discipline in the house the children tend to do poor in school
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Uninvolved parents are busy with their own needs and problems and often neglect their children (Darling). They usually provide basic needs for their children but they are emotionally, socially and academically absent. These parents similar to permissive don’t have many restrictions and rules for their children. Uninvolved parents keep interactions with the children to a minimum so the children often are left alone to deal with whatever is going on (Mensah and Kuranchie). Uninvolved parenting style has many long-term effects on the emotional, social, and academic development.
The children that grow up in uninvolved families have very low self-esteem because they don’t receive the emotional support from their parents, the neglect that they get from their parents makes them feel unloved and lonely (Mensah and Kuranchie). Not having parental guidance, they can develop behavioral problems. Without parental encouragement the children also have poor social skills, and are not interested in interacting with people (Darling). In addition, the children have academic problems because they are neglected by their

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