Parenting Styles refers to the manner in which parents raise their children. This can refer to the parents' levels of expectations, performance demands, attentiveness to rules, etc.,as well as the style of discipline that the parent's utilize to enforce their expectations.
These styles can range from from highly authoritarian (rigid, "my way or the highway") to an "anything goes" attitude. As an example, we all remember having friends while we were growing up , and seeing how each family's household worked differently from our own, and from each other. This is one of the results of differences in parenting styles.