The Perfect Parent

How to not traumatize kids with bad parenting

The Uninvolved Parent

This parent often showcases a lack of responsiveness to a kid's needs


  • Increased aggressiveness
  • social incompatibility
  • Ineffective coping with hardships
  • Increased likelihood of substance abuse and reckless behavior


  • Most independent
  • Can help develop strong internal drive

Permissive Parent

Permissive parents tend to coddle their kids and are more responsive than demanding


  • Fair poorly in school
  • Poor Impulse control
  • Delinquent behavior
  • Increased risk of alcoholism


  • higher self esteem
  • better social skills
  • positive family relations

Authoritarian Parent

These parents have extremely high expectations with excessive restrictions on the child's life


  • suicidal behavior
  • depression
  • poor academic performance
  • aggression
  • substance abuse
  • low self-confidence


  • least likely to engage in delinquent behavior

The Perfect Parents

The theoretically perfect parent is the parent the neither coddles nor is over controlling, shows affection, acceptance and support while maintaining high but reachable standards.

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