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 The four types of parents:

 
The authoritative parent
Affectionate and engaged
Sets limits and enforces consequences
Uses reason, logic, and appropriate negotiation
Empowers a child's decision making
His or her child is likely to be:
Happy, responsible and kind
Good a problem solving
Self motivated and confident
Cooperative
An excellent student
A leader
 
 
The authoritarian parent
Emotionally aloof
Bossy; likely to say "Because I said so'
Uses physical punishment or verbal insults
Dismisses a child's feelings
His or her child is likely to be:
Moody and anxious
Well behaved
An average to good student
A follower
 
The permissive parent
Affectionate
Anxious to please, ends every sentence by asking, "OK?"
Indulgent
Can't say no and stick with it
Easily manipulated
His or her child is likely to be:
Demanding and whiney
Easily frustrated
Lacking kindness and empathy
A poor to average student
A follower
 
The passive parent
Emotionally removed or indifferent
Uninvolved
Abdicates discipline
Inconsistent and unpredictable
His or her child is likely to be:
Clingy and needy
Inappropriate and rude
Likely to get into trouble
A poor student
A follower
 

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