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Permissive Parenting

Having Uncool Parents: The Best Gift I've Received

Susan Sommercamp | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Susan Sommercamp

When I think back to my feelings and state of mind during my teen years, there were plenty of times I was frustrated with my parents and annoyed with the standards they set. But I honestly can't think of a single instance that I can say I didn't feel loved and important to them.

Dad Who Did Drugs With Teen Daughter: 'I Felt Closer To Her Partying'

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 06.29.2016 | Dr. Phil

Lauren, 26, blames her parents, Laura and John, for giving her too much freedom as a teen, claiming her dad drank and did drugs with her and her mom l...

What if Frank Bruni Has a Point?

Stacey Gill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Parents
Stacey Gill

All parents, understandably, love and hope to be loved by their children. But that shouldn't be the goal to the exclusion of all others. And Bruni isn't far from the mark when he claims parents often half-expect children to be able to raise themselves without any set rules or boundaries.

Are We Creating Violent Teens?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I think that I may be losing my mind. I need all of the parents of teens out there to help me. Listen, I rarely implore you to help me with reality testing but I need you now.

Authoritarian Parenting, Permissive Parenting or Loving Parenting

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2012 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Our society swings back and forth between authoritarian and permissive parenting. This article describes why neither works to raise emotionally healthy children, and what does work.