There is a fine line between good and bad parenting styles but one thing is for sure..get it wrong and your child will suffer in adulthood!
The difficult thing is to work out what is the best style and how to consistently apply it. Not an easy job under the best of circumstances and we mostly all get it wrong. However, the consequences of inadequate parenting can be seen everywhere. Adults who suffer from depression, perfectionism, lack of self-esteem can all pinpoint the start of this to upbringing and parenting styles.
As parents, we feel our job is give our children more than we had, to make them the best they possibly can be. We work hard, we push them, we love them, we sacrifice ourselves, maybe our career and relationships for the “sake of the kids”. And yet it never seems enough and something always seems to be missing. It seems…
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