The Most Effective Parenting Styles

Effective parenting technique is a puzzling topic that sometimes burnt out experts and became a topic of brewing debates. However, developmental psychologists only began to study parenting and its influences on children in the 1920′s. Most experts studying the most effective parenting technique rely on the concept of Diana Baumrind’s three parenting styles, in which was found the authoritative parenting style to be the most balanced and healthiest.

Parenting can be seen as broad and limitless, when taking into consideration the differences in family values within the context of the norm, religious concepts, and many other ideals that shape the way parents deal with their children. Yet, failure in parenting cannot be solely blamed on specific instances but is seen as a typology of general practices of parents.

So what is the effective parenting technique? As broad as it might sound, authoritative parenting combines parental responsiveness and parental demandingness vis-à-vis the age of a child. Parental responsiveness (Terrific Parenting) describes a parent’s intent to foster self-regulation, individuality, and self-assertion by being supportive of and adjusting to a child’s needs and desires. Parental demandingness relates more to controlling a child’s behavior that is seen as inappropriate, and a parent’s willingness to enforce gentle disciplinary efforts, and confronting a child who intentionally disobeys or has committed a mistake.

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Childhood Behavioural Problems: Hhere to Get Support

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Teach Kids Self-Discipline to Diffuse Potential Teenage Behaviour Problems

by Kinjal S Shah

Teenage behaviour problems have their roots in lack of proper parenting from early childhood. Most of the time the teenagers know that they can get away with certain behaviours because they were not corrected at the right age and right time. Various behavioural issues with teenagers are just their way to test the limits with their parents. If they can get away with slightly worse behaviour than current, they will know that their parents have higher level of tolerance. Hence it is very important to teach the right level of self-discipline to your child at early age. While one does not need to make every irritating act an issue, parents should not also ignore behaviours, which can culminate into bigger challenges in the future.

Below are some of the benefits of learning self-disciple:

Knowing consequences: Kids learn the consequences of their choices early in their life. If they learn self-disciple, they will always know what would be the result of the choices they make. So when your young child throws a tantrum, they need to know that this results in punishment. These lessons will stay with them for a lifetime.

Thinking ahead: Your child will also be able to think ahead about the positive or negative consequences of an action and choose accordingly, helping them to be successful through making the right choices. It is necessary to teach your child from an early age to build a natural immunity to bad choices. Adolescence is a time when the consequences of wrong choices are serious, so if your child learns to deal with the consequences of their actions at an early stage and within a safe environment, they are more likely to make the right choices when they grow up.

However it is more difficult for a teenager to learn this if you have not spent the time to teach them this skill at an early age. So if you are facing behavioural problems from your teenager you will need to sit with them and explain your displeasure towards their behaviour. At the same time you will need to be firm, explain the consequences of their actions and also describe the punishment that will be meted out if certain behaviours are repeated. This will be a slow process if your teenager is not used to accepting the consequences of bad choices, but if you persevere you will be able to instil this understanding in them. However, you need to be aware that this technique can only work during early teenage and not with late teens.

In the book “Solving Teenage Problems” several effective tips have been provided to deal with teenage behaviour problems. The book also provides an effective tool “Communication Enhancement Model” to have a difficult conversation with your teenager. The model will help you to prepare for this conversation and avoid all pitfalls, as you will need to think of all the possible scenarios and prepare for them in advance. By practicing this model several times, you can develop an effective and consistent way to deal with your teenager’s behaviour.

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