Parentalresponsiveness is those parents that support their children’s need whileparenting demandingness is those parents that set rules and guidelines. Whencombined, the three parenting styles: Authoritarian, Authoritative andPermissive (Baumrind, 1971 as cited in Aiwan, Bibi, Chaudhry, & Tariq,2013). Later on, Maccoby and Martin added the neglectful parenting style. Thefirst style of parenting is Authoritarian or the “too strict”. Thisis more in demandingness than warmth.
It is more about setting rigid rules andguidelines. Parents with an authoritarian style have very high expectations oftheir children, yet provide very little in the way of feedback and nurturance.The second parenting style is Permissive or the “too soft”.
This ismore on warmth or responsive than demandingness. Permissive parents set fewlimits, provide little monitoring, and are generally detached. They set fewlimitations and loving towards the child (Greenwood, 2010). It uses a minimalpunishment that allows their children to do what they please.”Research reveals that children of permissive parents may have difficultywith self-control due the lack of boundaries and rules, and demonstrateegocentric tendencies that can interfere with proper development of peerrelationship” (Kimberly Kapko, 2007).
The third parenting style isAuthoritative or the “Perfect”. This is high both responsiveness anddemandingness. They show supportiveness and care while monitoring and discipliningtheir children fairly. They are more likely to stand up for responsibility, getalong with other people, and show autonomy, and are successful (Maccoby, 1992as cited in Cherry, 2011). Lastly, the parenting styles are “neglectful” style,Uninvolved Parents. It displays no demandingness and responsiveness and it doesnot show any love to their child and usually give harsh punishment to them andusually give harsh punishment to them.