Most people want to be good parents. But what makes a “good” parent? No rules? Lots of rules? Experts identify three parenting styles:
Authoritarian parenting or a “brick wall” family:
Authoritarian parents have an attitude of “my way or the highway.” The benefit of this style of parenting is that the kids have structure and know what to expect. The downside is that there is little communication between parents and children and the kids may rebel strongly at some point. This type of family may become abusive and find themselves in a power struggle.