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The Worst Part Of Every Parenting Style

Educational psychologists have identified four different parenting style; authoritarian, authoritative, permissive and neglectful. What the research doesn't cover is the everyday struggles of being a child of parents of any of these parenting styles. This listicle gives a real life perspective on the struggles of having parents of any style.

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1. Authoritarian Parenting - The 'Because-I-Said-So' Parents

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If your parents are authoritarian you know you were constantly walking on eggshells growing up because you knew there were some things they were never going to say yes to. They were never going to explain to you why they were saying no to something, and if you stepped out of line you knew you would never hear the end of it!

2. Authoritative Parenting - The 'Let's Talk About It' Parents

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Your parents ALWAYS want to make you a part of decisions, so whenever you ask permission to do something it always turns into an entire press conference about the pros and cons. Whenever you're mad or upset they want you to explain why and work through it together. It gets ANNOYING. Sometimes you just wish your parents would give you a yes or no answer about things.

3. Permissive Parenting - The 'Cool' Parents

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Your parents are always trying to win you and your friends over; saying yes to everything, buying you anything you ask for and trying to be your friend instead of ever disciplining you. Sounds like a dream come true, but parents aren't supposed to be like this! You wish they would just yell at you sometimes like a normal parent and stop trying to go out with you and your friends.

4. Neglectful Parenting - The 'Are Your Parents Ever Home?' Parents

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So your parents are never home on the weekends, what's the big deal. Always having an open house. Endless opportunities for endless parties, right? Wrong. You wish sometimes your parents were around to annoy you, it's no fun having to be the parent and the kid.

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