Parenting styles, as explained by Dr. Phil
Permissive parenting style is the last one in Dr. Phil’s list of parenting styles. The quiz questions of this post are directly borrowed from Dr. Phil’s parenting quiz document.
Other parenting styles
Permissive parenting style
Permissive parents set broad boundaries for their children. Their approach is more gentle and they like to intervene only when kids are in trouble. Parents using the permissive style believe in empathy, compassion, friendship, and encouragements when dealing with a situation relevant to their children. Permissive parents allow freedom of opinions, self-improvements, and personal goal attainments. They know the cues well that will motivate the children in the right direction.
Permissive parenting style is accepting, supportive, respectful, ensuring, and motivating without exactly uttering motivational words. It encourages the child to reach self-selected goals. Sometimes this style is too lenient. It may need a long time to see the results of a permissive parenting style. 🙂
Use the following quiz to check
if you are a permissive parent
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Low behaviors for the Permissive style
Average or moderate behaviors for the Permissive style
Dominant behaviors for the Permissive style
High identification with the Permissive style
I feel responsible for my family’s success or failures and would probably do some of their work for them rather than let them fail.
I am too lenient with my child and allow him or her to get by when I should be more consistent.
It is probably partly my fault if my child gets into trouble, because I did not do my job as a parent as well as I should have.
My parents were too hard on me, so I try to give my children what I didn’t have in terms of freedom to be their true selves.
My child sometimes blames me for a problem and part of me agrees because I feel guilty.
I try to motivate my family by making them feel guilty if they don’t do the right thing.
I want my child to behave and be a good person because he wants me to be proud of him.
My child often expresses the thought that I owe him a good life because I am the parent.
I would like my family to remember how much I sacrificed for them.
I try not to put too much pressure on my child because it is not fair to him.
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