Authoritative Parenting

Authoritative Parenting is a parenting style that is child-centered, in that parents closely interact with their children, while maintaining high expectations for behavior and performance, as well as a firm adherence to schedules and discipline.

Features of this style of parenting include clear standards, rules and limits, expectations of age-appropriate behavior, maturity and independence, supported by punishments that are explained, consistent and fair, yet with latitude made for mistakes and misunderstandings. This style of parenting is currently favored by child development specialists.

See also: Authoritarian Parenting

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