New York City-based psychologist Dr. Bonnie Maslin divides parents into four main parenting styles. In her book, Picking Your Battles: Winning Strategies for Raising Well-Behaved Kids, Maslin explains that many parents win by losing.
Indulging or controlling a child will silence them, but in the long run both the child and the parent lose. Parents need to learn how to guide rather than control or indulge their children to become a “middle ground” parent. From Boot Camp to Anything Goes, take our 10-question quiz to determine your parenting style.