Diana Baumrind’s Parenting Styles

parents_1_mediumParenting refers to the process of providing and supporting for a child’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive developmental needs, from infancy to adulthood.  This includes feeding the child when he/she is hungry, take care of his/her basic bodily needs, give him/her a safe and comfortable shelter to call home, love and cuddle him/her when he/she cries; as well as guide and teach him/her the ways of the society.

Baumrind (1966) studied different characteristics of parenting habits to formalize two distinct dimensions – Responsive/Unresponsive and Demanding/Undemanding.

Out of these two dimensions, she distilled three different styles of parenting –

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