Parents are sometimes troubled by the fear that they are parenting the wrong way, and that their style of parenting may have negative effects on their children. However, research has consistently shown that there is a broad range of acceptable parenting styles, from highly structured to permissive. One of the keys to finding the "right" parenting style may be the personality of the child who is being parented. An analysis of self-report questionnaires completed by parents and childcare professionals in the community helped us to identify three distinct styles of parenting and the kind of children who can benefit from them.
The important task in parenting appears to be matching your style to that of your child. This guide can help you recognize the style that can make things easier in dealing with your child.
Source:This article was originally published in Rhode Island Family Guide.
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