Need to Know Basics of Child-Rearing Styles:
Characteristics: Authoritative Parenting-- Listen to their children; encourage independence; give consequences & expectations on their children's behavior; oversee fair discipline. Authoritarian Parenting-- have strict rules & expectations; depending and unresponsive; are not nurturing; do not give children options; do not explain punishment. Permissive Parenting-- have few rules; inconsistent with discipline; very loving towards their kids; more of a friend; bribe children to get them to behave. Uninvolved Parenting--emotionally distant from their children; have few or little expectations; may intentionally avoid their children.
Why are child-rearing styles are important?
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