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What is Your Parenting Personality?

Your parenting personality influences your child’s behaviour to a greater extent. Therefore, it is essential to identify your parenting personality type. It will help you to adopt right parenting strategies so that your parenting personality does not affect your child negatively.

It is true that knowing your parenting personality is helpful for your child. Are you a worried parent? Are you a loud and proud parent? Are you a hover parent? No matter which of the personality types you are, it will surely help you know how your personality motivates your parental behaviour and how your child’s personality gets along with your own.

The Worried Parent

All parents worry for their kids – it is not unobvious. But do you worry too much? Do you always alert your kids from every mega-disaster to minute melt-downs? What if your kid trips on his or her shoestring? What if your kid gets muddy while playing outside? Your kid did not come back home – did he or she meet with an accident?

You will imagine all possible dangers around your kids and would do anything to keep them cautious from any mishaps. You love your children just like any other parent and all you want is your child to be safe – the only thing you are too imaginative when it comes to worries. So, instead of worrying make sure that you take right safety measures to keep your children safe.

The Hover Parent

A hover parent is more like a protector. You never want your kid to mess up with anything or get hurt in the process. You want to be always behind your children to make sure everything is going according to the plan.

Whether it is helping with the fourth-grade art project or dance practice before the dance exams, you are always there for your kids. You do not mind complaining about your child’s bad grade to the teacher, but all you want is that your kid should excel, and you do your best to make it happen. Your child’s self esteem and confidence can be hampered because of your overprotective behaviour.

The Loud and Proud Parent

It is good to be proud of your child’s deeds, but do you overdo it? Do you like to boast about your child’s accomplishments loud and clear to the world? Well, no harm in it, as long as it keeps you happy and does not harm your child. It may motivate your child more to keep up the competition.

Whether it is about how your son can play piano with chopsticks or how your daughter has already started writing for her university application, you want everyone to know about it. However, praising children too much can inflate the ego in them. So, you need to be careful and use it in such a way that it only motivates your child to do better.

The Drill Parent

Are you very strict with the curfew timing of your kids, getting things done in order by them, and make sure your kids finish their scheduled activities on time? Are you ready to punish your kids if they have really not finished their task on time? Then you must be a drill parent, who is always trying to drill his or her kids to lead a disciplined life.

All you want is your child to grow up to be a well mannered, disciplined and kind civilian. But being too strict may not let your children open-up in front of you. They may start lying or hiding things from you due to the fear of punishments. Being too strict can also have other detrimental effects on their development. So, you need to adopt a balanced approach towards parenting.

The It’s-Okay Parent

This one is much of a contrast to the drill parent. You prefer fewer rules. You are not very strict and believe in allowing your kids to discover the world for themselves. You do not put many constraints. You do not really believe in curfew timing. You apparently have no problem with your kids as long as they are safe and healthy.

You will allow your kids to do what they want to. But you need to obviously make sure nothing goes off the limits. Kids may start taking things lightly and break discipline rules if you are too soft with them. So, make sure that you let them do what they want but by following the framework of rules and discipline.

Knowing your parenting personality will allow you to know your strengths and weaknesses. It will also help you deepen parent-child communication, build stronger connections with your child, gain self-awareness; get rid of self-defeating behaviour patterns, and also support the booming of your child's personality. Some parental styles are classic and some need reworking, but you would get to know all that once you identify your style.

What are the effects of a person’s parenting personality on his or her children? How can one improve his or her parenting personality? What are the benefits of identifying the parenting personality type? Discuss here.

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Hemali.2 years ago
Having too strict or too soft parenting personality can hamper the development of children. Therefore, it is necessary to strike right balance between the two.
Ishika.2 years ago
Parent behaviour and personality mainly affects child's personality. So to shape personality of child it is essential for parents to be a good role model.
Arushi.2 years ago
Right balance between parenting styles is essential to develop a good parenting personality.
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