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  • Writer's pictureRobyn Rausch

Authoritarian - Strict parenting

Erin Heger wrote for Insider about Authoritarian Parenting and how it impacts your child's behavior and mental health. Check out the snippet below or read the full article here.

"Authoritarian parents consider themselves to be the "boss" of the family and generally insist kids obey without question, according to Robyn Rausch, a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist at Calming Communities.

So, they might respond to a child's questions with phrases like, "because I said so" or "because I am the adult and you are the child," Rausch says.

There's no room for negotiation — instead, they expect children to follow their rules promptly.

Parents who use this approach also set strict rules and rely on punishment to enforce those rules, says Ellie Borden, a registered psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and clinical director at Mind By Design, a private therapy practice."


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