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What is Permissive Parenting Style?

Permissive Parenting Style

Permissive Parenting style has been associated with behavior problems and no disciplined approach. The style requires low demands from children and high responsiveness. Permissive parents tend to be loving, caring, friendly and provide few rules and guidelines due to which the children struggle in self-regulation and self-control. Here are some characteristics of permissive parenting style:

  • They are very nurturing and loving for their children.
  • They always show their friendly nature instead of a parental figure.
  • Most of the time, permissive parents use bribery for the child to behave properly.
  • Few rules for children and less expectation for mature behavior.
  • Rarely discipline their child.

Permissive parents are non-traditional and lenient. Children of these parents may have good interpersonal skills but lacks in some important social skills like sharing and social settings. Here are few effects of this parenting style on children:

  • Lack in self-discipline.
  • Poor social skills.
  • Self-involved and very demanding.
  • Insecure due to lack of boundaries at home.

As children become very demanding, sometimes, parents even not able to fulfill the wishes of their children due to some constraints and the situation may worsen up. Moreover, they don’t have boundaries at home so they are unruly in school as well. Parents are so lenient that the children become less academically motivated and possesses negligible sense of self-discipline. There are high chances that children of permissive parents may involve in heavy drinking and other risky behaviors like usage of drugs.

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