Parenting Styles

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Just as every child grows and develops in a unique way, every parent also has their own parenting style and philosophy. Although it is true that sometimes two children that grow up in the same household with the same parents might have very different personalities, and children who were raised in very different parenting environments might grow up to have the same disposition, developmental psychologists have conducted studies that show links between certain parenting styles and the development of children.

Whatever your parenting preferences might be, developmental psychologists have broadly grouped parenting styles into 4 distinct categories. Here is a brief overview of those styles.

This is just a guideline to help you understand how certain parenting traits might have an effect on your children.