What’s your parenting style? From authoritative parenting to authoritarian parenting, here are the most common types of parenting styles — and what you should know about each one. It’s important to ensure your parenting style is supporting healthy growth and development because the way you interact with your child and how you discipline her will influence her for the rest of her life.
Sometimes parents don’t fit into just one category, so don’t despair if there are times or areas where you tend to be permissive and other times when you’re more authoritative. It is hard to remain consistent when balancing life and parenting. Don’t engage in parent guilt or shame. That’s not helpful.