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Parenting Styles

Background

This information is about the specific health area mentioned above. It comprises a combination of textual and video information, on our site and on external sites.  We will be adding new specific health areas and further information continually.

The idea is for you to understand more about the health area you are addressing before you get too far building your action plan.

General Information

What is Parenting Style? Well more and more today parents are choosing to adopt a certain approach to raising children. During the 40s, 50s, 60s there were a couple of styles but nothing specific. Increasingly and becoming very popular is home learning and children have dropped out of mainstream education to be taught at home.

Parenting style is all about the environment in which children are raised. Not only this but also how parents discipline and educate their children is part of the approach.

See what type of  Parenting Style you have as a starting point then read our drives and life journey to see what ways you can improve.

Background Information

There is information available which will help you formulate your action plan – both on our site and on external sites.

On our site

FamilyDrive

FamilyDrive is a great holistic Drive that explores family life and looks at best practice scenarios.
Our Family experts are on hand to engage with once you have done your own research

We have relevant information on FamilyDrive
Life Journey

Life Journey is exactly that. It as created as a guide, some best practice tips and hints from people who have already travelled down that road.

It is split into 3 sections so please take time out to enjoy the full journey stopping off at each section along route

We have relevant information on Life Journey

On external site(s)

verywellmind in their family section describe 4 types of parenting style and their effects on kids.

4 Types of Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Kids

They say:

Researchers have identified four types of parenting styles:

  • Authoritarian
  • Authoritative
  • Permissive
  • Uninvolved

Each style takes a different approach to raising children and can be identified by a number of different characteristics.

four parenting styles

Psychology In Action have a blog post on:

Parenting Styles and Child Behavior

A brief summary is:

“This article is authored by Jordan L. Mullins with the mentorship of Sarah M. Tashjian and is a part of the 2018 pre-graduate spotlight week.

According to the American Psychological Association, parenting practices around the world share three major goals: ensuring children’s health and safety, preparing children for life as productive adults, and transmitting cultural values (APA, 2018).  Needless to say, these objectives are ambitious.  Being a successful parent is no small feat and whether children become competent, healthy, productive adults depends on a variety of environmental and biological factors.  The influences on child outcomes are numerous, but a wealth of literature indicates parenting practices are an important part of the equation.  The extent to which parenting practices shape behavioral development in children is a complex question and, though we may not be able to answer it with certainty, we can be certain that parents are important factors in their children’s behavioral outcomes.”

Video

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A different view to parenting

This 11 minute video from The Parenting Junkie involves a blogger’s discussion with a famous doctor.  A summary is shown below.

“Dr. Shefali on The Conscious Parent vs. Traditional Parenting (EXPLAINED!) The Parenting Junkie interviews Dr. Shefali, bestselling author of The Conscious Parent. Have you heard of Conscious Parenting? Do you want to know how it relates to mindful parenting? Shefali Tsabary teaches that conscious discipline starts with the parent. Dr Shefali parenting is a paradigm shift and when parents come to dr shefali conscious parenting, their worlds transform. As did mine! I’m so glad to introduce to you Dr Shefali Tsabary 2018 because Shefali Tsabary Discipline changes everything. When you listen to Shefali Tsabary parenting you might be interested in reading Shefali Tsabary The Conscious Parent. I highly recommend it! Shefali Tsabary 2018 and conscious parenting Dr Shefali discusses how The Conscious Parent Dr Shefali answers What is Conscious Parenting. If you can come to Dr Shefali EVOLVE 2018 I will see you there! It’s October 26-28 and I’m thrilled to be going as a featured speaker. Links to Dr Shefali books, specifically the conscious parenting book are listed below.”

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Questionnaire

In order for you to assess what you know about this health area, we suggest using a questionnaire. This might help you understand your situation in this area, or taking it might improve your understanding of the area.

You may be able to take this questionnaire online – either here on our site or on an external site – or download it and complete it on paper – it depends on copyright (and whether we’ve managed to build it on our site!).

The ways you can take a questionnaire:

PDF for download, External site questionnaire, Questionnaire on our site

Take Questionnaire on our site

You can take a questionnaire on our site. This will score the questions automatically and give you a summary showing what your score means.

You will see our questionnaire first, possibly followed by a tab which may contain a second questionnaire (see above).  If you scroll down you will see links to external questionnaire(s) or downloads if there are any. Scroll down until you get to the right place for you!

Our Questionnaire

We use the Active Parenting questionnaire, which you can also download and complete yourself.

The  questionnaire is divided into two parts with fifteen statements each – you give multiple choice answers. Part I is designed to help you identify your beliefs about being a parent. Part II focuses on your current home situation. As you read each statement, decide how much you agree with it.

© Active Parenting Publishers. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reprint this Parenting Quiz for use in parenting groups. Reprints must include Active Parenting’s name and contact information (800-825-0060 and www.ActiveParenting.com).

This quiz is no longer available.

Take questionnaire on external site

You can take this questionnaire on at least one external site.

PsychCentral have a simple 4 minute quiz which helps people understand their parenting style.  It’s easy to do, doesn’t require entering an email address and gives results in terms of how much you’re authoritanian, flexible and  permissive.

Download questionnaire and take it yourself

You can download at least one questionnaire from our site.  You will have to score the questionnaire yourself.

Active parenting have a questionnaire you can download and complete yourself – it’s the same one we have on our site.

The  questionnaire is divided into two parts with fifteen statements each – you give multiple choice answers. Part I is designed to help you identify your beliefs about being a parent. Part II focuses on your current home situation. As you read each statement, decide how much you agree with it.

© Active Parenting Publishers. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reprint this Parenting Quiz for use in parenting groups. Reprints must include Active Parenting’s name and contact information (800-825-0060 and www.ActiveParenting.com).

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