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Parenting Style an Influence on Teen Drinking, Study Says

Kids who get too many cuddles drink more. Credit: DuesXFlorida, Flickr
Kids whose parents are either too strict or too lenient may be more likely to engage in binge drinking, according to a new study out of Brigham Young University. Rese...

Tough Love for Parents and Kids

Tough love is an expression used to describe a parenting technique that combines toughness and warmth to raise children. The principles of tough love hold that children, especially teenagers, should take responsibility for their actions. Tough lov...

Parenting Styles: Which One is Right for You?

There are three main parenting styles that most psychologists recommend. Authoritative parents who treat their children like mature adults. These parents give their kids choices and believe in letting them see the results of their decisions as a p...

Attachment Parenting: A Brief Overview

Attachment parenting is a parenting style developed by William Sears, M.D., a pediatrician and father of eight who believes that children form a strong emotional bond with parents or caregivers during childhood with lifelong consequences. Attachm...

Permissive Parenting: Too Lenient?

Permissive parenting, also called indulgent, lenient or non-directive parenting, is a parenting style in which parents have few controls over or demands on their children. In these families, parents are very involved in their children's lives, bu...

Mom, dad, and the clash of parenting styles

My husband and I are so different in so many ways I sometimes wonder how we ended up together in the first place. Our differences show up in many places, none more so than in the way we parent Ellie. Letting Ellie climb into a box while her friend pu...


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