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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.


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.


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Authoritative Parents – Singapore Parenting Style II

Authoritative Parents show a good balance of reproach and love. They are the kind that children will benefit from the most.

See what they look like. Are you or your parent as such? Share with us your thoughts. Or approaches you take towards such parents. #freedomatlas


Helicopter Parenting vs Authoritative Parenting | Psych in 60

Diana Baumrind, in her research at the University of California, identified the authoritative parenting style.

The authoritative parenting style is warm but firm. Parents have high expectations, but also provide high support.

This authoritative parenting style is widely acknowledged to result in children who are confident, flexible, resilient, and happy.

So… How do you strike the balance between warm and firm without teetering into helicopter parenting?

Remember that the definition we started this series with? Helicopter parenting is OVERprotective and EXCESSIVE interest.

In authoritative parenting, children are given room to make mistakes and learn from those mistakes, but parents are there to offer guidance and support.

Parents should protect and should be interested. The balance is to give support where it is appropriate, and not to the point of hindering their independence.

And remember, like most balancing acts, there will be good days and there will be days when it all seems to fall apart.

That’s okay! Part of authoritative parenting is being flexible and modeling that for your children too!

For more parenting tips, check out other videos in our Psych in 60 series. Leave your questions for Dr. Terri James in the comments below!

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Authoritative Parenting Psychology 101

By: Alexa Garcia, Brandi Williams, & Jessica Carreon


Parenting Styles

Chapter 3 video depicting parenting styles and the effect that they have on children.


What is Authoritative Parenting | Ventuno The Raising – Parenting Show

One of the main parenting styles identified by Baumrind is known as the authoritative parenting style. This style of parenting is sometimes referred to as “democratic” and involves a child-centric approach in which parents hold high expectations for their children.

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