The acts of good parenting call for total understanding, calmness and unreserved love. Good parenting has to do with having same strong feelings which make available a genuine love and care. It is more of preserving the children’s right even as the basics of life are being systematically impacted. Good parenting is the perfect balancing of being a role model and friend with children. Although Parenting could be seeing as the dream come through, on the other hand, it can be described as one of the toughest life experience. As a matter of fact, each parent has their unique ways of handling their children. Despite this, nearly all these parenting styles fall into one particular group or the other. In the next few paragraphs, various identified parenting styles, benefits and shortcomings shall be discussed.
1. DEMOCRATIC PARENTING: This is possibly the most effective styles of parenting because it allows children to use their initiative in arriving at a decision and be readily accepting the outcome of their actions and inactions. Better still, democratic parents train their children to identify the difference between the moral and immoral, good and evil but give them freedom to select their course of action at same time make themselves accountable. These types of parents most times set the minimum standard for their children and reasonably tailor them towards the direction. They do this through love and care without stepping into their privacy. Parents utilize the children’s mistakes to lecture them positively rather than opportunity to punish. In addition their good manners attract motivation and reward accordingly.
2. AUTHORITARIAN PARENTING STYLE: Here, parents many at times exerts their authority on their children. Parents in this category unilaterally make stringent “dos” and “don’ts” on their children so that they can monitor them closely. Again they are of the opinion that children must not express negative psychology in any form because it signifies timidity. The parents here are too hard to please by their children which are the reason behind the weak child-parent relationship. Despite, the parents could not really convince their children the purpose of the die-hard rules being imposed indiscriminately. On the part of the children, they often lack the courage to use their initiative independently. In addition, they end up with sense of loneliness, emotional imbalance, lack of good peer relation and finally, it erodes child’s creativity and innovative.
3. PERMISSIVE PARENTS: This is otherwise called Laissez-faire parental attitudes. The parents in this group leave their children with excessive freedom but remain very contented with little or no influence over their children. Occasionally, when the parents give guidelines, children hardly carry it out because parents lack the zeal to follow it up. These parents don’t see any wrong doings in their children.
4. DISMISSIVE OR NEGLECTED PARENTS: This is a destructive parenting style. The parents for reasons best known to them simply give children all they need without caring for how the children fares afterwards. Eventually, the children develop the habit of hostility, waywardness and emotional trauma.