Parenting styles are connected with the outcomes of child development. The different parenting styles are strict parenting, orthodox parenting, lenient parenting, and uninvolved parenting. The first three styles were researched by Baurmid, and the fourth style is researched by Maccoby and Martin suggested adding this fourth style to the three parenting styles.
Impact of Parenting Styles On Child Development:
- Strict Parenting Styles leads to children who are sincere and obedient, they have less self-esteem, happiness, and social competence. These parents are strict and expect that their orders must be followed without any explanation.
- Orthodox Parenting Styles provide a result in children who are happy, successful and capable. These parents are assertive. They support their children rather than punishing them in their mistakes.
- Lenient Parenting Styles often provide a result in which children get low happiness and self-confidence. These children experience more problems and perform poorly in their school life. But these parents are like friends more than parents.
- Uninvolved Parenting Styles are the lowest in all life domains. They have less self-control and self-esteem. These parents fulfill their children’s basic needs but have less communication with their children.
While parenting, some mother is in orthodox parenting style while some father is in favor of lenient parenting style. The parenting styles of every parent combines and creates a unique blend in the family. This can sometimes lead to affect a child’s development. Sometimes, a child’s outcome does not material with the expectations of parents. Parents with the orthodox parenting style will have children who are in delinquent behavior, while parents with lenient parenting style will have children who are self-confident.
Overall the other parenting styles, strict parenting provides advantages because they are fair to their children. They always provide strict rule and they explain their rules to their children. The parenting styles sometimes not be the best style as culture factors play an important role in a child’s life and parenting styles.
In order to create a bond between a child and a parent, it is essential that parents must learn to cooperate with their child as they combine various elements of parenting styles.