While there are several parenting styles, they are not all equally effective. Parents need to find the best strategies for their family and children. There is no one parenting style that works better in adolescence. Parents will need to adjust their parenting style to meet the needs of their children at all stages of adolescence. Below are some parenting styles that have been proven to work for many families.
The most effective way to raise adolescents is to be authoritative. An authoritative parent imposes rules and demands discipline while being responsive to the child’s needs. This style also focuses on open communication, which creates a secure environment where the child can confide in a trusted adult. This style can be used by parents to protect their children from drug abuse and to raise competent people.
Renegotiating parental authority is another option that works well for authoritative parents. These parents use reasoning to explain their authority and respond to the perspective of the child. This ongoing negotiation allows parents and adolescents to discuss divergent perspectives in a context that legitimizes the authority of parents and the boundaries of the child’s personal jurisdiction. Ultimately, this approach will result in a happier, more effective relationship between parent and child.
Parents and adolescents often experience emotional volatility when there is conflict. How parents feel about their children can impact the extent to which they share personal information. Positive feelings from parents are more likely to be shared by adolescents than negative ones. Therefore, in a situation where parents and children are equally incompatible, the mother’s approach is probably the most effective choice.
While adolescents from authoritative families may have a lower expectation of behavioral autonomy, they are more likely later to want it. They may have already achieved the appropriate autonomy and may not wish for more. Teens may have difficulty renegotiating a relationship if parents only express negative emotions during conflict. A authoritative parenting style encourages behavioral autonomy and self-reliance, while maintaining the parent-child relationship.
Children and adolescents who are subject to conflict tend to be more unhappy and insecure. Negative, authoritative, and authoritative parenting styles can all have a negative effect on adolescence. In contrast, neglectful parents tend to have fewer children. They are also more likely to neglect their children. Thus, both types of parenting may lead to conflict. This can lead to even more serious problems down the line.
An analysis of the parenting style of adolescents has shown that indulgent and authoritarian parenting styles are more effective than others. Neglectful and authoritarian parenting styles are more likely to cause conflict and have higher expectations for their behavior autonomy. They also have lower social cohesion. They also tend to be more supportive of parental authority and expect their parents make the decisions for them. In contrast, adolescents with indulgent parents have higher levels of cohesion and less frequent conflict.