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What is Parenting? What is your style of parenting?

What is Parenting? What is your parenting style among these 4 styles of parenting?

Hi everybody. Today I am going to cover the most significant part of life as a parent which is what is parenting? What is your parenting style? We as a person need to turn into the best example of a parent for our kids. Knowing all the facts about parenting can definitely help us in life.

We are discussing it here so that we can learn some different parenting styles with a variety of combinations of strategies to raise our children.

Parenting

What is parenting?

Parenting is the process of performing the role of a parent by raising your children with protection and caregiving which ensures their development into adulthood in a positive manner. Parents support the social, intellectual, physical and emotional development of a child from infancy to childhood.

Parenting is usually done by biological parents but also can be done by substitute parents (non-blood relations). We are going to discuss the four styles of parenting given by Diane Baumrind in simple terms. Given below are the styles with different names and characteristics.

Four styles of Parenting

  • Authoritarian or Disciplinarian
  • Permissive or Indulgent
  • Uninvolved
  • Authoritative

Authoritarian Parenting

First of all what is authoritarian? Authoritarian is supporting, implementing or enforcing strict obedience to authority at the cost of freedom.

Most importantly they are disciplinarians and use strict discipline styles and usually choose giving punishments to the child when he has done something against the rules and are often unresponsive to the child’s needs and expect blind obedience. These parents are less nurturing.

Firstly, children of authoritarian parents tend to have an unhappy type to the character which a person naturally have, we can say unhappy disposition. Their personality appears to be very insecure and also they are less independent because of the low self-esteem in their personality.

Moreover, they show more behavioural problems and often perform poorly in academics which as a result lower their confidence in themselves. They tend to have poor social skills and are usually introverts. These parents are more prone to develop a mental illness and also likely to engage in drugs. In conclusion, this parenting style should be avoided.

Authoritative parenting

Authoritative style is best and beneficial for kids. They are very nurturing and responsive to the needs of a child. They set clear rules and high expectations for achievement but also show warm behaviour towards a child. Unlike authoritarian, they are very supportive and encourage independence.

Children of authoritative parents appear to be happy and more independent. Secondly, they have more social skills and are usually extroverts. They tend to make more friends and make good relations with everyone.

These kids have good self-esteem and perform well in academics. Moreover, children of authoritative parents have better mental health like less anxiety or depression and tend to exhibit less violent behaviour.

Permissive parenting

Permissive parents usually set their children free and let them do what they want. They do not put restrictions or boundaries and are reluctant to set enforce rules. In addition to this, they give less guidance and directions towards life. They chose to be a friend rather than being a parent. However, they show warm behaviour.

As a result, children of permissive or indulgent parents do not follow rules and have very less self-control. They encounter more problems in social interaction and managing relationships. They are more egocentric i.e. self-centred.

Uninvolved parenting

Uninvolved parents are neglectful. The word ‘uninvolved’ clearly shows the type of parenting. They give a lot of freedom and stay out of their children’s way. They show less interest in the child’s life and are unsure about how to raise them. Uninvolved parents usually have bad mental health.

As a result, children of uninvolved parents are often impulsive in nature. In other words, they do not think much before taking any decisions or before taking any action. These children face problems in regulating their emotions. They are more prone to mental illness and suicidal behaviour or drug addiction.

What is your parenting style?

Above all very few of us fit into one parenting style clearly and we use combinations of styles and strategies to raise a child. We think about our children and what they need from us at a specific time. Sometimes we need to change our parenting style according to the situation and development of a child.

It is recommended that not both parents should adopt the same parenting styles and should use a combination of styles for better development.

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How to get rid of phone addiction? 7 best tips to avoid the phone

Hey guys!! Today I am embarking upon the phenomenon of undergoing changes which ought to be eliminated for the sake of goodness.

Smartphone addiction is what everyone is facing especially youngster. If you want to get rid of this phone addiction and want to start with some good and healthy habits, here are some tips on how to get rid of phone addiction.

This shows the phone addiction among youngsters.

Avoid the use of the phone at bedtime

The worst thing one can do is using phones at bedtime. One should always fix their timings of using mobile phones in the morning and night. Moreover, try to use your phone only to check important updates rather than scrolling through social media for hours.

In addition to this, if you really want to change this habit you must have good control and patience on yourself because it will take time to get over the smartphone addiction. This is going to help you a lot in your life.   

Turn off the notifications to get rid of the phone addiction

We get a number of notifications in a day from WhatsApp, Gmail or Facebook. Those notifications tempt us to check our phone again and again.

So most importantly, all we have to do is turn off the notifications for some apps which you think are not much important. Try this now and notice the change.

Click to know how to turn off the notifications

Make Books your best friend

In this paragraph, I am going to tell you about a book reading. A book doesn’t judge you. Firstly, you can read whatever you want to and keep yourself busy. Secondly, carry a book whenever you travel or whenever you are free.

Book reading is a good habit and will help you a lot however some people don’t like reading. But this will keep you engage and you will definitely forget to use your smartphone.

A person is reading book and not using phone

Download time tracking app

Various apps are designed to track a person’s mobile usage in a day. College students use their phones for 10 to 12 hours. So download the app, track your activity and average usage of the phone.

According to me, this is the best way to reduce the timing of usage. as a result, when you realise how much time you are wasting over scrolling through social media, you will definitely avoid it in future.

Try to keep yourself busy

Whenever you have some exams or assignment or any co-curricular activities, you use your phone much less as compared to other days. Therefore, this is one of the best ways to get rid of mobile addiction and become productive.

You can also plan the fixed timing when to use your mobile phone. This is difficult but will help you a lot in achieving whatever your goal is.

Meet in person so as to avoid phones

In this world of social media, people love to make their life social on apps instead of meeting in person. Have you ever realised that when you meet any of your friends, you use your smartphone very less and enjoy the moment?

You can also hand over your phone for a while to your friend so that you can avoid looking at your phone for no reason.

people meeting in person

Meet therapist to get rid of the phone addiction

At last, if you are too much addicted to smartphone and all the above- mentioned points are not helping you to get rid of this habit, you must try some treatment.

There are various counsellors which help you by using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. To clarify, this therapy will change your thought process and behaviour.

In conclusion to how to get rid of the phone addiction, you must

  • Avoid phones at bedtime.
  • Meet people in real
  • Track your mobile usage.
  • Be productive.
  • Keep a book with you.
  • Meet Therapist

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