Authoritarian And Permissive Parenting Styles

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What type of parent are you or will you be? There are many types of parents and of course, there are different styles of parenting. Whether you know it or not there are many kids that experience a type of parenting style you never had. If anyone is looking to understand the different types of parenting techniques, they have to understand authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and lastly uninvolved parenting. All of these parenting techniques are treated differently and have different outcomes on children. Authoritarian parenting is seen as a parenting style that is harsh. Authoritative is considered the best parenting option where children and parents see eye to eye. Permissive being a good and bad style since parents act as friends but…show more content…
Permissive parenting is a parenting style that is a parenting style that can be argued as bad and good to a child. While authoritarian and authoritative parents have rules set for their child, permissive parents don't have many rules for their child to follow and they are considered more laid back. The parents may set rules to try and keep their children from harm but they rarely ever enforce them and take action. The reason on why permissive parents do this is because they feel “they want to be more like a friend than a parent and think parental controls and discipline measures will hinder that relationship” (Stephan Walton). Amy Morin said, “They often encourage their children to talk with them about their problems, but they usually don't put much effort into discouraging poor choices or bad behavior.” This shows that as parents, they can make their child open up and talk to them but never help them make the right decisions. While they want to be more of a friend, you can argue both sides. A child would love if their parents were their friend and they can be as open as they want to them as if they were in school. But If a child does not have authority figures to protect him/her then there will be little to no rules/boundaries on what they can do then they can have lack of self-discipline, become self-centered, battle with authority, act out, and also take in bad habits such as underage drinking and the use of drugs. Now, why do parents become this way? Permissive parents usually become the way they are because they were either raised by permissive parents or “they have an exceptionally laid back attitude and take a haphazard approach to parenting”(Stephan Walton). While a child can be free of rules by permissive parents, they often tend to have bad lifestyle habits and often act as they please. Permissive parents may act more as a friend to their children, they may get the child's love but it will not get

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