Authoritative Parenting Style

January 31, 2023

Authoritative parents show high levels of warmth, encourage frequent and honest two-way communication, exercise control and fair discipline and set clear boundaries.

Characteristics of authoritative parents:

  • Listen to their children
  • Encourage independence
  • Set limits, consequences, and expectations on their children’s behavior
  • Express warmth and nurturance
  • Allow children to express opinions
  • Encourage children to discuss options
  • Administer fair and consistent discipline

Teens with authoritative parents:

  • Are confident
  • Have happier dispositions
  • Have good emotional control and regulation
  • Develop good social skills