Parenting Styles are many and varied, and something that it seems impossible to agree on. We´ve all, whether we are parents ourselves or not, tutted at and criticised how other people raise their children. It seems to be one thing that everyone has an opinion on. So what are some of these differing parenting style, and are they good for the kids?
People who grow up with liberal parents might think that they´ve been pretty lucky. Who wouldn´t like having parents who let them stay out late, do what they like and don´t mind boyfriends staying over? The problem is that children need boundaries, and if they aren´t given limits they can become pretty spoiled and don´t know where to stop.
Then there are those at the other extreme of parenting styles; they try to control every aspect of their children´s lives and stifle any attempts at developing individuality. The children then rebel, perhaps bringing about the very result the parents have been trying to avoid.
3. Tiger Moms
This is something we are hearing a lot about at the moment. Tiger Moms believe that their children should study every waking hour and do lots of educational activities such as music. Of course, parents should encourage their kids to do their best, but there are limits – kids need time to play and enjoy themselves as well.