Authoritative parenting can be described as a style of parenting that combines firm limits and clear boundaries with fair and consistent discipline. Authoritative parents are also nurturing, highly-involved, and willing to speak openly with their child regarding expectations and the consequences for failing to meet those expectations. Rules are enforced and fair consequences are put in place for when those rules are broken.
Authoritative parenting is highly effective because it provides structure while at the same time promoting independence, responsibility, and self-discipline. Most children will respond quite well to authoritative parenting, which leads to a happier child and a more effective parent.
Alternatives to Authoritative Parenting
Aside from authoritative parenting, there is also the authoritarian style of parenting and the permissive style of parenting.
Authoritarian parenting involves highly strict rules with little wiggle room for the child. These parents tend to “bark orders” like a drill sergeant and usually overreact to minor transgressions. These parents are often unfair and can sometimes present as “cold” or “too harsh.”
Permissive parenting involves a complete lack of rules, structure, and/or consistency. These parents make very few demands of their children and rarely discipline. They act more as a friend than as a parent.
The Parent Coach Plan Can Help You Become an Authoritative Parent
One of the most effective ways to establish an authoritative parenting style is to incorporate a structured behavior plan or discipline program into one’s parenting regimen. A quality behavior plan will help bring about an environment for the child that is firm, fair, consistent, and structured. With these elements in place, children are sure to thrive.
The Parent Coach Plan is an in-home behavior plan (discipline program) that equips parents with the information, advice, and tools that are needed in order to become an authoritative parent. You’ll not only find this program to be effective and easy to implement, but highly affordable as well! With The Parent Coach Plan, you need not spend hundreds of dollars on an over-priced behavior plan that might or might not work. We do the same job for only a fraction of the cost. There’s also no need to wait for your product to arrive in the mail…we now have a downloadable version ready to be implemented just minutes after purchase.
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Chris Theisen is the creator of The Parent Coach Plan, a simple and easy-to-use in-home discipline program that provides parents with the information and tools that are needed to establish effective discipline. Use this program to develop a firm, fair, consistent, and structured discipline regimen in your home.