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Authoritative vs. Authoritarian and other Parenting Styles

Posted on: May 17, 2022

Family Counseling Insights brought to you by California Psychotherapeutic Resources, Inc.

Many young people have somewhat of a revelation when they first become parents. Even if they’ve been reading books or taking classes on parenting skills, they soon realize that it’s more complex than they possibly could have imagined. For many, a worry creeps into mind — how am I affecting my child, and is it in a good way? That’s when the revelation occurs — wow, how did my parents affect me?  

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Parenting 101

Posted on: May 4, 2022

Family Counseling Insights brought to you by California Psychotherapeutic Resources, Inc.

There’s an old saying that it’s a pity kids don’t come with an owner’s manual. For new parents,  it isn’t long before they realize that’s more true than funny. Many people develop their parenting skills with on-the-job training, combining a bit of how they remember being raised with a bit of what they’re read and maybe adding some advice from friends who already have children. There’s also no shortage of how-to books, beginning with the classics such as Dr. Spock’s original to a shelfful of modern-day publications based on the latest research.

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