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Authoritarian Parenting~In this style of parenting, children are expected to follow the strict rules established by the parents. Failure to follow such rules usually results in punishment~

Authoritative Parenting~Like authoritarian parents, those with an authoritative parenting style establish rules and guidelines that their children are expected to follow. However, this parenting style is much more democratic. Authoritative parents are responsive to their children and willing to listen to questions~

Permissive Parenting~Permissive parents, sometimes referred to as indulgent parents, have very few demands to make of their children. These parents rarely discipline their children~

Uninvolved Parenting~An uninvolved parenting style is characterized by few demands, low responsiveness and little communication. While these parents fulfill the child's basic needs, they are generally detached from their child's life~


Asked by MAKEMYDAY101 at 9:28 AM on Oct. 26, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Authoritarian Parenting

    Answer by mom2queenie2004 at 3:11 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • authoritative..we have rules, but everything deserves to be investigated according to the circumstance. you can't be unwilling to bend.

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:34 AM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Definitely Authoritative Parenting--I don't rule with an iron fist, but my daughters know who is ultimately in charge and that they must comply with our rules. However, they are not afraid of me and do not hesitate to respectfully disagree or ask me questions with the understanding that mom's word is the final say and they will not pitch fits over it.

    Answer by vicesix at 9:34 AM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Well I took the test &...............

    You are most likely an authoritative parent!

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 9:35 AM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Same here, SuperrMommyy...didn't really need a quiz to know ourselves, huh? ;)

    Answer by vicesix at 9:36 AM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Took the first quiz and got authoritative style which is exactly what I thought based on the descriptions above. Definitely the one I strive to be most of the time too.

    Answer by pam19 at 9:58 AM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Here are 3 sites available to take a test to find out your STYLE OF PARENTING!!

    Take the test and THEN LEAVE YOUR RESULTS HERE... It should be informative for us all.. **REMEMBER YOU CAN ALWAYS POST ANNONIMOUS!**

    Comment by MAKEMYDAY101 (original poster) at 9:32 AM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Authoritative Parenting~ My girls have rules.. they have responsibilities.. & they are disciplined (time out) if they disobey. We aren't super strict though! We have fun with them.. have conversations with them.. and listen to their opinions also!

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 9:32 AM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Oh wait.. let me go take the test! lol

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 9:33 AM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • im a bit of everything

    Answer by Kittty_Katt at 10:08 AM on Oct. 26, 2010