Middle Ground Parenting

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Authoritative parents are sensitive and loving to their child, like permissive parents, however they also demand respect and responsibly from their child, like authoritarian parents. This type of middle ground parenting lies the foundation for emotional stability to be built up in a child. The loving and sensitive parenting fosters stable and assured attachments while it also prevents kids from developing internalizing problems; at the same time, enforcing limits makes children less likely to become involved in drug and alcohol use, juvenile delinquency, or other antisocial behavior. The unstable person, on the other hand, is subject to fairly wide, frequent, often unpredictable mood shifts, harmful impulsivity and inappropriate intense anger

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