Permissive parenting (also known as indulgent parenting) is a parenting style that is characterized by having few and inconsistent rules and a relaxed attitude to parenting that is more like a friend than a parent. This was one of the three original parenting styles developed by Diana Baumrind. Permissive parents exhibit very loving and nurturing behavior towards their children and frequently use bribery in order to get them to behave. There are not many demands or governing rules within a permissive parented household. Children raised in this parenting style can exhibit insecure behaviors, lack social skills like sharing, be demanding, lack self-discipline and possibly be more likely to use alcohol or drugs.