Earlier before, we had a look at helicopter parenting and its cons. Today, let’s see what permissive parenting is about.
Permissive parenting often regarded as ‘lenient parenting’ involves extra responsiveness towards children while keeping the expectations from them real low. There are no exact rules set by permissive parents to follow who are extra affectionate and doting towards their children while making little to no efforts to discipline them or be a little strict that is necessary for a child’s behavioral development. Permissive parenting also believes in granting freedom to kids without demanding maturity and confrontation in return. There is no structure or boundary exercised by permissive parents to help regulate the child’s behavior and let them feel secure.
Cons of Permissive Parenting:
Below are some disadvantages associated with permissive parenting.
1. Children don’t strive to do better
Since there are little to no expectations from permissive parents, the children put in no efforts to perform better in many areas of life because they don’t have any goals set. They know their parent’s unconditional and extra love will overcome their failure or low performance.
2. Unorganized children unable to manage time
Again, as there are no rules, limits or incentives to complete; children are unable to manage time and might go on having that extra screen time, feeding on more junk, playing computer games all day, staying outside the home for longer periods and so on. Because their life lacks dome regulation body to make rules and ask them to follow those.
3. Children might get involved in bad habits
It has been seen that children that have permissive parents have a higher rate of inclination towards alcohol, gambling and other forbidden acts because there is no one to ask them about their activities and whereabouts.
4. Poor decision makers
Children with parents that exercise permissive parents are real bad at making decisions and problem solving techniques because they can’t look up to their parents for guidance who have never enforced any kind of rules and regulations for them.
Interesting fact: This parenting is the opposite of helicopter parenting that involves parents who are hovering over their children throughout.