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Have few rules or standards of behavior
When there are rules, they are often very inconsistent
Are usually very nurturing and loving towards their kids
Often seem more like a friend, rather than a parent.
May use bribery such as toys, gifts and food as a means to get child to behave
The Effects of Permissive Parenting
Children raised by permissive parents:
Sometimes have poor social skills
May be self-involved and demanding
May feel insecure due to the lack of boundaries and guidance
Lucky kids nurse until 2, but most moms wean when they start biting.
Originally posted by Starchildren
Yes, I do think that radical extreme Attachment Parenting can create some problems down the road.
Attachment parents seek to understand the biological and psychological needs of the children, and to avoid unrealistic expectations of child behavior. In setting boundaries and limits that are appropriate to the age of the child, attachment parenting takes into account the physical and psychological stage of development that the child is currently experiencing. In this way, parents may seek to avoid frustration that occurs when they expect things beyond the child's capability. According to Arnall (2007), discipline means teaching the child by gentle guidance, such as re-direction, natural consequences, listening and modeling, and not by punitive means such as spanking, time-out, grounding, and punitive consequences.