Our culture says that parents should be authoritarian and have control over their children. I call BS. Authoritarian parenting and trying to control behavior with punishment and fear is bad parenting. I explain why that’s bad parenting, and outline a better way in this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast. We should be parenting individuals and celebrating individuality, not pushing for conformity. There is room for positive parenting and teaching your values. Let’s talk about how.
“We’re taught to be authoritarian parents, based on our society’s expectations. We are supposed to have control over our kids. That belief is harmful to our children.”
Resources in the Episode
- Raising Human Beings, by Ross Greene, PhD
- PAP 003: What Your Child’s Behavior is Actually Telling You, with Sarah Wayland, PhD
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