Model of Parental Styles

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ADULT BEHAVIORS

High Control

CHILD-CENTERED

ADULT-CENTERED

Authoritarian

Interactive

Let Children Help

Restrictive 

Harsh

Cooperative

Compliance

Let Children Talk

(self-expressive)

Punishing

Poor Interaction, Poor Communication

Compromise

Overprotective

Overindulgent

Negligent

Lack of protection

Permissive

Inconsistent

Non-interference

Passive

In / Out of control

Non-cooperative, Non-compliant

 

 

 

Low Control

 

 

 

Intermittent reinforcer

strengthen habits

 

 

 

Continuous reinforcer

Strengthen good habits

 

 

Impulsive / reflective

Time out  vs. Time Away

 

 

Active / Passive

Keeping your cool vs. Losing control

 

 

Aggressive / assertive / passive

Getting what you want vs. Using force

 

Ask Dr. Susan