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These are strategies or approaches that you should assume while taking care of your child. Scientific research shows that there are four types of parenting styles namely, authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved. Parenting styles help to shape the growth of your child by developing a certain relationship between the two of you. Depending on the style that you adopt, a closer or a broken relationship becomes evident; hence, it is important to study all forms of parenting styles and adopt the best. This section will teach you the characteristic of each parenting style and its effect on your child.

What Is Positive Parenting?

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What Is Positive Parenting?

Positive parenting is based on nonpunitive and nonauthoritarian strategies. Children are very much like mirrors; their behavior reflects that of their parents. If punishments, yelling, spanking, and being ignored is all they get, the parents are very likely to get the same negativity in return. Positive parenting—sometimes called positive discipline, gentle guidance, or loving guidance…

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What Are Parenting Styles?

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The term parenting style refers to the combination of strategies employed to raise children. John Locke, an English philosopher in 1689, proposed that children are born with a “tabula rasa,” or a blank slate, by which parents could transmit their values or beliefs to their children. How parents transmit their values or beliefs—their parenting style—has…

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What Is Free-Range Parenting?

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Free-range Parenting

In free-range parenting, children are allowed to make their own decisions with minimal parental supervision. Children are left to do most basic things on their own, such as playing in the backyard, going to school, or spending the night in the house alone. This does not mean the parents are being lazy or neglectful. Rather,…

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