The Importance Of Permissive Parenting

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Of the parenting styles that were described in class, the style of parenting that my mother used was authoritative parenting. According to the texbook, Life-Span Human Development, by Carol Sigelman, on page 490, "authoritative parents are more felxible; they are demanding and exert control, but they are also accepting and responsive." My dad tended to have a more permissive parenting style. Referring back to the texbook, Life-Span Human Development, by Carol Sigelman, on page 490, "permissive parenting is high in acceptance-responsiveness but low in demandingness-control." Since my mother was more strict on the rules and enforced them, my dad was kind of seen as the cool parent for the reason that he had relatively few demands. As a result of my mother being more authoritative, it allowed my dad to step back and be more of a friend since…show more content…
However, my mother did let me do the activities that I wanted. Unfortunately, there was always a consisent set of rules that went with it, for instance, always having a curfew of 11 pm. The style of parenting that I think would be most effective in raising my children would be authoritative parenting. The reason that I believe this is because I think every child should have an involved parent looking out for them with a set of rules, but not sufficating them. For example, a good friend of mine was under authoritarian parenting. Looking at the texbook, Life-Span Human Development, by Carol Sigelman, on page 490, "authoritarian parenting is a restrictive parenting style combing high demandingness-control and low acceptance-responsiveness." When my good friend was around her parents, she would act as if she were the perfect child. However, when she went off to college to be on her own, she lost control. She was going out and partying every night and doing

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