Three Types Of Permissive Parenting

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According to Kendra Cherry (2016), Permissive parenting is a type of parenting style characterized by low demands with high responsiveness. Permissive parents have a habit of to be very loving, yet provide few plans and rules. These parents do not expect mature behaviour from their children and often seem more like a friend than a parental symbol. Because there are few rules, expectations and demands, children raised by permissive parents tend to struggle with self-regulation and self-control. On the early thought, preschool-age children, developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind described three major parenting styles. In later years, the researchers would continue to investigate the different styles of parenting and even added a fourth style.…show more content…
In later years, researchers added a fourth style known as uninvolved parenting. Uninvolved parenting, sometimes referred to as neglectful parenting, is a style characterized by a lack of responsiveness to a child's needs. Uninvolved parents make few to no demands of their children and they are often indifferent, dismissive or even completely neglectful. These parents have little emotional involvement with their kids. While they provide for basic needs like food and shelter, they are uninvolved in their children's lives. The degree of involvement may vary considerably. Some uninvolved parents may be relatively hands-off with their kids, but may still have some basic limits such as curfews. Others may be downright neglectful or even reject their children outright. Researchers associate parenting styles with a range of child outcomes in areas such as social skills and academic…show more content…
In extreme cases, this type of parenting style might encompass both rejecting-neglecting and neglectful parents. Sometimes, the uninvolved parenting style is referred to as the "indifferent parenting style" due to its lack of emotional involvement and supervision of children. The parents are generally not involved in their child's life, but will provide basic needs for the child. Sadly for their children, these types of parents are usually struggling to manage their own neglected childhoods, lacking personal, financial and supportive help for themselves, often the result of their own toxic

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