Diana Baumrind

Parenting Styles


Diana Baumrind was the oldest of two daughters born to Hyman and Mollie Blumberg. She grew up in a lower-middle class residing in a Jewish enclave. From the University of California at Berkeley, Baumrind earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). In the 1960's, she developed her Phillar Theory. Her theory drew relationships between basic parenting styles and children's behavior.

What is her Theory?

Diana developed a theory that there were three main parenting styles and the differences in parenting styles accounted for the way children functioned socially, emotionally, and cognitively.

The 3 Different Parenting Styles