Parenting is a course that can never be wholly studied; we all try to be the best version of what we can be tour children. But with little information and various research that has been done into this particular subject, some conclusions can be drawn up about some styles of parenting. Of course, we all want to be the best parent for our children, but even for blood siblings, what works for A does not work for B in some cases. That aside, generally, the best style of parenting is the authoritative style and here are some of the reasons below;
Studies have found this type of parenting produces emotionally strong and academically stable kids: Some of the significant traits a parent should possess is the constant ability to say no when the need arises. Scold the children if the need be, punish them, and, most of all, the ability to set rules and uphold the laws. All these traits and many more fall under the authoritative parenting style. And the outcome on the children is mostly, if not always positive. This style of parenting teaches the children that they can’t always get what they want, teaches them to be responsible for their actions, teaches them to follow the rules, and uphold them, which in turn produces an emotionally strong kid. Academically, they continually strive to achieve the best as they are aware of the responsibility to work for the result they want to achieve.
This includes mutual understanding and close relationship: One of the factors that drive a relationship, be it friendship, professional, especially between parents and their children is the ability to hear and be heard. Meaning, yes, I heard what you said, mum, but can you please hear me out! Shutting our kids out is one of the gravest mistakes to make as parents, and this style of parenting does not support that. It gives room for a close relationship between parents and children, thus leading to a mutual understanding of each other’s needs, therefore, giving room for changes and improvement from both parties.