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THE TYPES OF PARENTING

A child's life is heavily influenced by their parents. Imagine the child as clay, however they turn out will be shaped directly by the parental style. The relationship between a child and the parents is crucial because it serves as the foundation for the child's personality, thinking, and perception of the world. By witnessing the parents, the child mimics the same behaviour. Children look up to their parents as role models. It's important for the parents to be hyper aware about their own behaviour and body language as children are way smarter and observe every single and even minute thing about their parents. Nowadays children are able to sense their parents' feelings so easily whether they might be happy, sad , fearful or regretful, so being attentive is essential. Emotionally stable home is important for the betterment of the kids.


At the moment, there are three types of parenting:


The first is Overprotective.

  • The parents provide the child with more than their needs/ wants. It is okay to assist a child go through various stages of their life, by holding their hand through it and not by forcing them.

  • If forced, the child becomes reliant on the parents and is unable to make decisions about their own life in the future.

  • Further, if they do not reach their goal or desire in the future, they will be unable to cope emotionally and will be unable to articulate their current feelings.


The second is Unsupervised.

  • Allowing a child to be on their own and do what they want is another type of parenting. Here, the parents are not present to guide the child to determine which behaviour is acceptable or unacceptable.

  • This gives the impression to the child that everything they do is acceptable in society.

  • If the child is confronted with a difficult situation in the future, they may feel alone because no one is there to help them.

  • Children may become hesitant and uncertain about their choices, understanding, and decisions as a result of this.

  • This may also lead to failed social interactions as they are unstable and are trying to find an anchor.


The third is Detached

  • The parents work for the betterment of their children and provide for them, but they do not have a bond with their children since they do not spend time together.

  • This kind of parenting has both positive and negative aspects.

  • Because they have not experienced their parents' love and care, the child may be operating on “survival of the fittest”’ and be socially awkward and emotionally unresponsive to others.

  • The child might not be able to process basic emotions like love, care and affection and this may lead to poor social interactions and relations.

  • With this parenting style, the child might break the generational trauma and be happy in their relationships in the future, or they may have a lot of unsuccessful relationships depending upon their poor social interactions and emotional stability.

Conclusion (Parenting tips)

  • It is very important for parents to provide an environment in which their children can freely express their emotions and sentiments.

  • This provides a safe and secure environment for the youngster to express their preferences and thoughts.

  • This increases their self-esteem, resulting in a child who is more autonomous and self-assured in the future. It is critical to show your child affection and care because it helps them feel emotionally secure.

  • Telling a child what is right and what is wrong teaches them that their choices have consequences.

  • It might also encourage the child to take risks and improve their decision-making abilities.

  • Parents should also explain to their children that everyone makes mistakes, and that we should learn from them rather than fixating on them.

  • This teaches the child to be self-disciplined and to rebound when they stumble.

  • Giving and sharing of care and affection plays a pivotal role in a child's development.

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