Tips, advice, and resources for parents of children and teens with behavior problems, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, ADD/ADHD, Aspergers.
Parenting style has two elements, sensitivity and strictness. Sensitivity refers to the extent to which parents provide warmth and supportiveness.
Strictness refers to the extent to which parents provide supervision and discipline.
Categorizing parents according to whether they are high or low on strictness and sensitivity creates four parenting styles:
Indulgent parents are more sensitive than they are strict. Children of these parents tend to have high self-esteem, but low motivation (e.g., perform poorly at school, do few if any chores).
Also, they are more likely to have behavioral problems at home and school.
Authoritarian parents are very strict, but not very sensitive. Children of these parents tend to have high motivation (e.g., do well in school, do chores at home), but have very low self-esteem. They also have poorer social skills and higher levels of depression.
Uninvolved parents are low in both sensitivity and strictness. Children of these parents tend to have both low motivation and low self-esteem.
Assertive parents are both strict and sensitive. Children of these parents tend to have both high motivation and high self-esteem.
www.teenbehaviorsuccess.com is designed to assist parents who are experiencing difficulties with their strong-willed, out-of-control children and teens intervene while the youth’s "acting-out" behavior is less problematic.
Our methodology is based on the following premise:
Positive interaction with parents is a primary protective factor for out-of-control youth. Use of conventional parenting strategies with out-of-control youth is a primary obstacle to positive parent-child interaction.
Our mission is to empower parents and provide them with a healthy balance of sensitivity and strictness .