Asked by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on May. 3, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by 4xsthetrouble at 10:53 PM on May. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on May. 3, 2010
I use authoritative parenting. Psychologists have known for years that authoritative parenting is the most effective form of parenting and that authoritarian parenting based on punishments like hitting (tapping, popping, and any other cute code words), time-outs, taking things away, ect. doesn't work. It doesn't stop bad behavior and it doesn't teach good behavior. Kids behave worse, sneak, lie, and resent parents.
Yes, authoritarian parenting worked great for me. I was the single mother of 3 sons; 30, 27, and 21 and a grandson 18 mo.
Answer by Gailll at 7:43 PM on May. 3, 2010
We made it through the teen years with no problems. We homeschooled and all 3 started working at a young age. All have gone to college. The youngest has been able to buy his own home when he was only 21 because he had a good work record and credit.
I like books by Elizabeth Crary for young children. How to Talk so Kids Will Listen is good for older kids. I use logical consequences and respond quickly to problem behavior (no counting to 3).
Answer by Gailll at 7:49 PM on May. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:00 PM on May. 3, 2010
I made a mistake. When I said authoritarian parenting worked for me, I meant authoritative. Authoritrian is the punishment based parenting that doesn't work like taking things away.
Answer by Gailll at 9:20 PM on May. 3, 2010
Answer by lstrickland at 1:01 AM on May. 5, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on May. 5, 2010
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