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The Pros and Cons of Permissive Parenting

Today we’re going to focus on the pros and cons of permissive parenting. With permissive parenting, there are very little boundaries if any, and the children are often allowed to whatever they want.

There are three different parenting styles that I shared in the previous writing, one of which is the permissive parenting. Today we’re going to focus on the pros and cons of permissive parenting. It’s always good to learn and grow as a parent, hopefully, this pros and cons list will inspire you to sit back, relax and make a plan to develop the proper parenting style for your child. With permissive parenting, there are very little boundaries if any, and the children are often allowed to whatever they want. This style of parenting can certainly impact a child’s future adult life both in negative and positive ways. Of course, no parenting style fits every child, and we understand that. 

Before we go, I would like to share some books about the permissive parenting that you might want to check out for further reference:

The Epidemic: The Rot of American Culture, Absentee and Permissive Parenting, and the Resultant Plague of Joyless, Selfish ChildrenThe Epidemic: The Rot of American Culture, Absentee and Permissive Parenting, and the Resultant Plague of Joyless, Selfish ChildrenThe Epidemic: The Rot of American Culture, Absentee and Permissive Parenting, and the Resultant Plague of Joyless, Selfish ChildrenParent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible ChildrenParent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible ChildrenParent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible ChildrenRaising A Child Responsibly In A Sexually Permissive WorldRaising A Child Responsibly In A Sexually Permissive WorldRaising A Child Responsibly In A Sexually Permissive World

The Pros and Cons of Permissive Parenting

The Cons of Permissive Parenting

Power Struggle

A permissive parent will deal with power struggles more often than the other parenting styles. This happens due to the extremely laid back nature of the parents with lack of expectations and an environment that basically allows the children to run the show. Children raised in a permissive environment will learn quickly that their parents give in to their every whim as a means to not upset the child.

Lower Motivation

A child who is raised with the permissive parenting style tends to lack motivation. These children aren’t given structure, guidance or expectations that are required to build the motivational part of our human brain. Due to the permissive ways of the parent, a child may grow up to think that no one really cares about their success or failure so why even try to become motivated for higher expectations of themselves.

Clash of Wants and Needs

When a child is brought up in a home with the permissive parenting style, they tend to neglect the proper skills to understand a want versus a need. Permissive parents will allow their children to have whatever they want, even if it’s an extravagant item or desire that doesn’t warrant a necessity in the child’s life. This can harm the child in adulthood as they will struggle with the balance of learning how to properly assign their wants versus needs.

The Pros of Permissive Parenting

Relationship is Strong

With a focus on the relationship, meaning the permissive parent is more focused on a friendship with their child by giving into their every desire, the child raised in this environment will learn to give to others before themselves. They may form strong relationships with others, even if unhealthy ones. A child of permissive parents will be more of a people pleaser in all areas of life.

Minimal Conflict

Even though you may face some power struggles with your child as a permissive parent, you won’t have many conflicts on a regular basis. Since permissive parents will do anything to please their child and avoid conflict at all costs, the children tend to have minimal arguments with the parents. This creates an environment with minimal conflict and a peaceful setting.

Strong Creative Skills

Children raised by permissive parents tend to have stronger creativity skills. This occurs because the children have free reign to be free-spirited, do what they want and think for themselves. Children who are raised to be free thinkers tend to have their creative side of the brain enhanced and will grow up to have some pretty clever ideas in life and business.

The list of pros and cons of permissive parenting could go on and become quite extensive. As with any parenting style, there are positives and negatives. The best way to know if your child will thrive in a permissive parenting style environment is to watch how they respond and behave in the day to day life. Your number one job is to raise your children the best way possible to encourage a healthy adult lifestyle.  

Today we’re going to focus on the pros and cons of permissive parenting. With permissive parenting, there are very little boundaries if any, and the children are often allowed to whatever they want.

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.

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