Ep. 05 – Understanding Parenting Styles
Parenting Styles

Ep. 05 – Understanding Parenting Styles

There are many ways to describe parenting these days. We have helicopter parents, lawnmower parents, tiger moms, and what-not. But in the field of psychology, there are four known types of parenting styles: Authoritarian parents, Authoritative parents, Permissive parents, and Neglectful parents. What are they? What do they mean? And which one is best for…

How to Use Sportscasting for Your Children’s Struggles
Attachment Theory | Parenting Styles

How to Use Sportscasting for Your Children’s Struggles

In this post, I’ll show you the technique of sportscasting as a parent. This is a wonderful tool to have at your disposal as it will help your children develop their confidence, problem-solving abilities, and resilience. And if that’s not enough, sportscasting can benefit the secure attachment between you and your child. So, what’s sportscasting…

Which Parenting Style is the Best for my Child
Parenting Styles

Which Parenting Style is the Best for my Child

This is part 2 in my series about parenting styles. In the last part we talked about the four parenting styles as defined by the work of Diana Baumrind. To recap quickly, the four styles are: Authoritative, Authoritarian, Permissive and Neglectful. In today’s post we’ll look at what they mean for our children’s development. So. What can we tell about how each parenting style affects children? As I wrote in the spoiler alert at the previous post, the authoritative style is considered the best one for ongoing development. This is based on extensive research that looked into the effects of the 3 parenting styles described by Baumrind. However,…

What Kind of Parent Are You?
Parenting Styles

What Kind of Parent Are You?

This is part 1 in a series of posts about Parenting Styles. In this series, we’ll talk about what are the four known parenting styles as proposed by one developmental psychologist, Diana Baumrind. We’ll see how each style looks, what do they mean for our children’s development and what can we do about it. Have you ever stopped to think about what kind of parent you are? Take a moment to reflect on the following questions: What defines the way I parent my children? How do I decide what to do in different situations with my kids? How intentional am I in my parenting? How do I want…