Five years from now, I will remember the section of the textbook that talked about the different parenting styles. Eventually, this will be extremely important to know in order to one day raise a healthy family.
No set of parents raise their children the same. As we learned in our chapter in human development, there are three types of parenting styles that parents typically fall into. Parents raise their children according to their morals, values, and beliefs.
Permissive: They avoid disciplining their child at all costs, which often means giving them the benefit of the doubt or simply turning a blind eye to what's really going on.
Authoritarian: In this style, parents are extremely strict and punish children whenever they deem necessary. In doing this they show very little emotional and are often distant.
Authoritative: Most parents use this style to raise their children because it provides structure as well as affection. They help their children be responsible for themselves and own up to any consequences that come their way. They want them to succeed in life, and be the best that they can be. They set clear guidelines for their children to follow, and praise them when they do well.
Personally, my parents raised me in an authoritarian home. The pushed me to have good grades in school, yet rewarded me whenever I came home with A's. I always had chores around the house, and rules about going out at night too. However, with these rules, I became a well-trusted daughter and was eventually given freedom to do my own thing without causing any trouble. This is how I plan to raise my family one day as well.