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What Are The Three Main Parenting Styles?

There are a lot of parenting styles. But what are the 3 main parenting styles you need to be aware of?

1) Stage 1 is the least mature stage. 1:30] Kids are usually selfish, manipulative, getting out of control. The parenting style required for this stage is ‘Consequence’. Since there’s no cooperation from children, you have to pick a kind of consequence that doesn’t require cooperation at all.

2) Stage 2 is about cooperation 3:49]. Kids are already cooperating with you. Now, you’re willing to negotiate. “Let’s work together” is a hallmark of Stage 2. Now you choose a kind of consequence that requires cooperation. You can make them write an essay about a rule he broke, who is hurt by it and what’s his commitment looking forward. Now, you communicate with them. So this parenting style is called, “Communicator.”

3) Stage 3 is called the “Consultant”. 6:53] This happens when your kids are older and ask for your advice.

When kids shift from different stages, you also get to shift along with them with your parenting style.

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What Is It Like Parenting A Child With Attachment Disorder?

In this video, families open up and share what it has been like parenting a child with Attachment Disorder. Want more information to help heal your child?

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how to become an authoritative parent

How to Become an Authoritative Parent Many parents worry how much control or authority to use with their children. This article looks at parenting styles and helps you understand how to use an authoritative parenting style.


A Daily Dose of Permissive Parenting Infomercial

I am almost done with my Child Psychology and Development class and this was my observational project (Which I received a 100% on) featuring DerekTheDominator!
It turned out to be funnier than realized…. So here I am, uploading it toYouTube!

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Four types of parenting styles

In this video, we will discuss the four different parenting styles and the effects these styles have on your child.


Bee, Helen (1997) The developing child , 8th edition by Wesley Educational Publishers Inc.

Cole, Michael (1993) The development of children by John Fortunato

Child Psychology — 7th edition (2009), R.D. Parke & M. Gauvain, Published by McGraw-Hill in New York.

Child of Our Time, Tessa Livingstone, 2005, published by Bantam Press


What is Attachment Parenting? Is this your Parenting-Style?

Find out how important Attachment Parenting is to your child development. Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist and author.

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Episode 092 – Sleep Training and Attachment Parenting

There’s a commonly held belief among the devotees of attachment parenting that sleep training isn’t compatible with their parenting style. That’s not surprising, since one of the founders of the attachment parenting movement, Dr. Bill Sears, amended the core principles of his system to include “Beware of baby trainers.”

But having worked with parents who subscribe to this approach, I have found that there’s plenty of room for compromise. You can stick to every fundamental rule of the attachment parenting model and still teach your baby the skills they need to sleep through the night.


Authoritative parenting tips for mornings Do you find the dash to get out of the door, drop the kids off at school and then get to work stressful? If you do then the 3 tips in this article will definitely help you.


Adapting Your Parenting Style to Your Child

The NYU Langone Child Study Center’s Dr. Lori Evans talks about how parenting is not one size fits all. Parents may need to adjust their “style” to an individual child’s needs. Dr. Evans is the CSC’s director of training in psychology.

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3 Reasons I'm Thankful My Parents Raised Me With Tough Love

3 Reasons I’m Thankful My Parents Raised Me With Tough Love

I have one standout memory from my childhood: I was a toddler, and I kept reaching for a cookie sheet that had just come out of the oven. I knew it was hot, but I guess I was curious to find out exactly how hot. (Kids are so weird.)

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My dad, sick of me not listening to my mom’s warnings, finally said, “Go ahead, touch it.”
As you might imagine, I burned my fingers on contact and began scream-crying with swollen hands. But hey, you can bet that I never tried to touch a hot pan again.
To this day, I’m still determining whether that was an example of cruelty or tough love, but I did learn my lesson. Fast forward to me today, at 24 years old (my fingers are fine by the way), and I honestly couldn’t be prouder of who and where I am at this semi-early stage in my life.
And I genuinely believe that my tough love upbringing played a role.

Beyond that one example, there were plenty more that followed, in which I had to learn to fall and pick myself back up and take responsibility for my mistakes.
I had to pay my own monthly cable bill at 11 years old with the money I earned from chores, I was forced to write essays after every wrongdoing, and I was grounded all the damn time.
But despite their harsh parenting style, which made it clear that we weren’t friends, my parents were also never too far away when I needed them most. I was disciplined, but very much loved.
They weren’t afraid to yell at me or put me in my place, but they also weren’t afraid to give me credit where it was due.
Straight As were always rewarded, for example, and they celebrated alongside me each year I made my high school’s cheerleading team.

Growing up as an only child also meant that I didn’t have a support system aside from my parents, but I honestly loved our family dynamic for what it was.
I took it as them being strict and unfair back then, but it’s become apparent as an adult that there was a method to their parenting style. Here are three ways I personally benefited from tough love:

1. I learned to be independent.
Authoritarian parenting is commonly known to produce children who easily conform and struggle to think for themselves. While my parents did set limits in every way — and rarely explained the rationale behind their rules — they gave me freedom wherever it would yield a potential learning opportunity (aka an “I told you so” moment).
Sure, go ahead and get your cartilage pierced at a sketchy shop in Berkeley that doesn’t card minors. My ears got infected. I often learned by consequence, which also forced me to figure sh*t out on my own.
I had to bail myself out and, as a result, it became second nature to make my own choices and rely on myself.

2. I grew thick skin.
Because Mum and Dad didn’t coddle me growing up, I was well equipped to handle difficult situations and people. I developed a f*ck you attitude — while still valuing respect and kindness.
I wasn’t angry at the world; I just knew how to navigate it early on. I learned to accept losses as a part of life, to sympathize with those who felt like they needed to be nasty to others, and to welcome hard work graciously. My parents drilled into my head all throughout my childhood that nothing would ever be handed to me.

3. I valued humility early on.
The only-child stereotype is typically associated with being spoiled, but because I had to earn everything I had, I was much more appreciative.
My parents raised me to be a confident woman but not without emphasizing the need to remain humble. I learned to value and celebrate success, but not flaunt it. And I think most importantly, I saw hardship as a means to build character.

Don’t get me wrong — I was not the perfect child. I was a brat at times and butted heads with my parents on a number of occasions. But the fact that they stood their ground and pushed firm parenting only benefited me in the long run.
Tough love works — but only in combination with genuine care and support.
I’m not exactly sure how they managed to figure out this formula, but kudos, Mum and Dad, you did good.



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