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A Permissive Parent’s Regret

    Destiny Hope Cyrus is an American actress and pop singer-songwriter.  You probably know her by her nickname Miley Ray Cyrus.  Miley is smiley (she smiled alot as a baby) abbreviated and she adopted the middle name Ray in honor of ...

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The Engaged Stepfather

In previous posts I talked about the following parenting styles: Authoritarian, Authoritative, and Permissive (Indulgent) This post will discuss the disengaged or uninvolved parenting style.  This parenting style is considered by experts to be the most damaging and harmful to children ...

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Authoritative (Democratic) Parenting

We previously talked about the authoritarian and permissive styles, now we are going to take a look at the authoritative style.   Like authoritarian parents, if you have an authoritative parenting style you establish rules and guidelines you expect your children ...

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Are you a Permissive Stepfather?

Remember there are four distinct parenting styles:  Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive (Indulgent) and Uninvolved (Disengaged) The focus of this post will be on the permissive or as it also known indulgent parenting.  Can you recognize it in others — or yourself?  Let’s look ...

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