- Authoritative parents are characterized by encouraging and democratic behaviors.
- Authoritative parents encourage children to be independent but still place limits on their actions.
- Even with high expectations of maturity, authoritative parents are usually forgiving of any possible shortcomings.
- Authoritative parents will set clear standards for their children, monitor the limits that they set, and also allow children to develop autonomy.
- The parent lacks the communicative skills of an authoritative parent and does not convey value to the child or give proper attention when necessary.
- Regarding parenting, authoritative parents who are warm and high in behavioural control but low in psychological control are more likely to be seen as having legitimate authority by the child, and will believe themselves that they have a duty to obey them and internalise their values ( Darling, Cumsille, & Mart韓ez, 2008 ).