Parenting Styles

Ines Flueck

1. Authoritative

Involves high acceptance and involvement, emphasizes adaptive control techniques, and includes gradual, appropriate autonomy granting.

2. Authoritarian

Is low in acceptance and involvement, high in control, and low in autonomy granting.

3. Permissive

Is high in acceptance but overindulging or inattentive, low in control, and lenient rather than appropriate in autonomy granting.

4. Uninvolved

Combines low acceptance and involvement with little control and general indifference to issues of autonomy.
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Case Study

Impact of the parenting style of foster parents on the behavior problems of foster children

This is a cross-sectional study taken of 104 foster children (56 boys and 48 girls). The 104 children came from 86 foster families. The children had to meet the following criteria: the foster child was over 5 years old and the child did not have any disabilities. The mean age for when the data was collected was 11 years old. The mean time the children had been with their foster families was about 4 years. This study analyzed the relationship between the behavior problems presented by foster children and both the parenting style of foster parents and the kind of affection/communication they showed.

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Parenting Styles Guessing Game


Berk, L. E. (2010). Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood. Development Through The Lifespan, 5, 278-280.

Fuentes, M. J., Salas, M. D., Bernedo, I. M., & Garcia-Martin, M. A. (2015). Impact of the

parenting style of foster parents on the behavior problems of foster children. Child:

Care, Health and Development, 41, 704-711. doi:10.1111/cch.12215

(2013, May 16). Parenting Styles Guessing Game. Retrieved from