Permissive Parenting

What does permissive parenting mean?

High responsiveness and low rule enforcement parenting style

Permissive parenting is a term for the parenting technique that includes high responsiveness to kids but low enforcement of rules. It is a controversial parenting method where some think it is too laid back and others think it is a better alternative to the more authoritative approach.

Strong critics of the technique are typically older and think that showing emotions is a sign of weakness. They believe parents should be more authority figures than friends. They also believe that permissive parenting leads to snowflake kids that can't handle differing opinions.

Proponents of permissive parenting are usually younger and are more focused on their children's emotions and don't want to constrain their children to a lot of rules. They think parents should be more like friends than authority figures.

Most experts agree that best parenting technique involves a blend of loving support and discipline. Permissive parenting may also be called "soft parenting."

Example

"I don't think there's only one good way to parent kids, that's why I'm trying permissive parenting."
Permissive parenting technique that involves high responsiveness to kids but low enforcement of rules

Permissive parenting technique that involves high responsiveness to kids but low enforcement of rules

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Last Updated: October 16, 2017

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