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The Pros and Cons of Authoritarian Parenting

Here we come to the pros and cons of authoritarian parenting style from my previous post about the three different parenting style. The best word used to describe this style of parenting is a dictatorship. An authoritarian parent is more of a tyrant or King of the home #Parenting #AuthoritarianParenting

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Here we come to the pros and cons of authoritarian parenting style from my previous post about the three different parenting style. The best word used to describe this style of parenting is a dictatorship. An authoritarian parent is more of a tyrant or King of the home where what they say is law, no matter what. Since each of us raises our children to the best of our abilities, we can’t judge someone for taking care of their children how they see fit, but admittedly this style of parenting truly gets a lot of attention. The authoritarian style that mimics “do as I say, not as I do” mentality will often be faced with naysayers who have a difficult time comprehending how a parent can be such a dictator. With that being said, there are some pros and cons to this style of parenting, and today I’m going to feature a few of them.

I would like to share some books related to the authoritarian parenting you might like to check out as usual:

Helping Survivors of Authoritarian Parents, Siblings, and Partners: A Guide for ProfessionalsHelping Survivors of Authoritarian Parents, Siblings, and Partners: A Guide for ProfessionalsHelping Survivors of Authoritarian Parents, Siblings, and Partners: A Guide for ProfessionalsThe Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever—And What to Do About ItThe Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever—And What to Do About ItThe Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever—And What to Do About ItSuicidial ideation as co-relates of authoritarian parenting styleSuicidial ideation as co-relates of authoritarian parenting styleSuicidial ideation as co-relates of authoritarian parenting styleRecovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries and Reclaim Your Emotional AutonomyRecovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries and Reclaim Your Emotional AutonomyRecovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries and Reclaim Your Emotional AutonomyChild Abuse & Neglect: Parenting and Family Environment: Parental Acceptance-Rejection & Fathers' Authoritarian AttitudeChild Abuse & Neglect: Parenting and Family Environment: Parental Acceptance-Rejection & Fathers’ Authoritarian AttitudeChild Abuse & Neglect: Parenting and Family Environment: Parental Acceptance-Rejection & Fathers' Authoritarian Attitude

The Pros and Cons of Authoritarian Parenting

The Cons of Authoritarian Parenting

Fuels Anger

Children raised with an authoritarian style parent tend to never understand why they were raised with such strict rules and standards. Without the explanation of why a behavior is wrong, or why the child must do certain things in a specific way, the child can grow up to feel animosity towards their parents and the outside world without any known reason.

Lower Self-Esteem

You may find that a child exhibits lower self-esteem when raised by an authoritarian parent. This is due to the lack of their ability to communicate their needs and be an individual. A child who is raised in an authoritarian environment isn’t allowed to be free thinkers or to express their thoughts to their parents. They have been raised to obey and be quiet.

Skewed Perception of Society

The last major con of an authoritarian parenting style is that the child isn’t ever allowed to think for themselves. They have to follow all that their parents say, think and believe without the opportunity to learn an open-minded view of society. When these children grow up to live as an adult, they will have a skewed perception of what society truly is at the current time.

The Pros of Authoritarian Parenting

Obeys All Rules

You will often note a child who’s been raised in an authoritarian environment because they tend to obey teachers and others in society. They will not question authority figures and they will peacefully do what is expected of them, no matter what. This can translate well into the school environment where children must do what the teacher asks no matter what.

The desire to Do Right

The authoritarian style of parenting will encourage a child to think about their behavior, before doing it. This means the child has a desire to do right and will be better at thinking through their actions before making a choice to do it. This creates a child who will grow up to be less reactive and more proactive in nature with their choices in life.

Goal Orientated

Since the authoritarian parent has a very rigid set of expectations and rules while raising their child, the child will grow up to be more goal orientated. They may become laser focused on success, and productivity which will translate well into the workforce. A child raised by an authoritarian parent may also prove to be quite a successful business owner and in turn live a lucrative lifestyle.

There could be a long list of cons for the authoritarian parent, as I said this is the most controversial style of parenting in our current times. Even though there are many outsiders who feel this style of parenting is a bit too extreme in our current day, it’s still heavily used in many households and the children who thrive on this environment turn out pretty self-sufficient and become quite successful in life and business.

Here we come to the pros and cons of authoritarian parenting style from my previous post about the three different parenting style. The best word used to describe this style of parenting is a dictatorship. An authoritarian parent is more of a tyrant or King of the home #Parenting #AuthoritarianParenting

This post is a part of the Parenting Styles series. In the next days, you will be able to read about the pros/cons of the parenting styles and finally the impacts of parenting styles toward children.

What Kind of Parents are You? 3 Different Parenting Styles

The Pros and Cons of Authoritative Parenting

The Pros and Cons of Permissive Parenting

How Does the Three Parenting Styles Impact a Child?

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