There is no defined way to train and nurture a kid that will guarantee an excellent result, just as there is no set way to making money or to a successful marriage, but we all have our theories. These theories, one way or the other, fall into a broader category that consists of; the Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive, and uninvolved, which will all be discussed.
Authoritarian: An authoritarian parent is looked at as a king with absolute power but no regard for their subject, they give the orders and expect no objection whatsoever (a tyranny). But even in kingdoms the tyrant doesn’t usually get the best of their subjects, talk more of parents to children. Yes, they have the power and can throw in demands whenever and however they want, but children do not respond well to such treatment, as it only breeds fears. Therefore, leading to high demand and low responsiveness.
Authoritative: Authoritative parents use the position of authority to train their children. Unlike the former that uses power, this parenting style uses its position to influence their kids in ways that are influential and respected. This method also permits mutual understanding from the parents and children, giving precise orders and explaining the consequences of not following through—this style of parenting births high demands and high responsiveness.
Permissive: This type of parenting goes the lenient way. It does not necessarily look the other way while the children act on their wishes, but it allows for a compromise. A permissive parent does not spell out orders and function from the position of authority; rather, they try to reach a consensus with the children making the children have their way at almost anything, though in limits—permissive parenting results in high responsiveness and low demands.
Uninvolved: This type of parenting cannot be called parenting; it is the worst of the bunch. Though some uninvolved parents didn’t want that for their kids, circumstances couldn’t permit. While some parents just allow their kids to get away with everything. Despite being present in the lives of their children, they are still absent. Meaning they do not act as parents when the need arises. In situations like scolding, punishing, giving orders when necessary, and many more-this type is called neglectful parenting.