Parenthood has been the most enlivening experience in the lives of couples through ages.
While many mothers and fathers find parenting books and websites useful, there is a negative effect to consuming parenting advice as per a study published by Swansea university in 2017, which stated that reading parenting books can contribute to depressive symptoms in new mothers.
The problem lies in the nature of the advice given. The time and situation when advice is sought. It is cumbersome to search through the extensive literatures for a particular issue for which advice is sought. As a result, parents find themselves lacking competency in managing their children and self-rate themselves “in-capable” parents.
All want to raise intelligent, confident and successful kids. But are ignorant on parenting styles, that fall under four main categories to be used at different times, based on the situation and context. The 4 parenting styles commonly used in psychology today are as under;
The authoritative parenting style is considered the best parenting style by psychologists and psychiatrists.
We believe Parenting is a full-time engagement where both the partners need to keep pace with the changing world norms. This engagement is found to be challenging by many couples, at some point, across their journey of parenthood.
Whether it’s crying babies, defiant toddlers, or moody teenagers, most parents seek parenting guidance in times of crisis and want to be told what to do when they are unsure, and parenting books do not fill this need.