Parental Authority & Control

Here you will find articles that will help you establish the authoritative role you need as a parent. Our experts explain different parenting styles and roles, and tell you which ones are most effective. We explain why parental control is important—and how to maintain it.

How To Discipline Your Kids In Public

By Jennie Wallace

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Parenting sometimes feels like theater, where everyone is a critic—and my family took center stage this past weekend. The morning started off so hopeful. I had all three kids and my husband on board to visit the Museum of Modern Art, which is close to where we live in New York. Minutes after our arrival, all three... Read more »

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3 Parenting Styles That Undermine Your Authority

By Megan Devine, LCPC

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A few months ago, we asked Empowering Parents readers to share how they respond when their child acts out. We asked this question because we want to help you be a more effective parent with real life, day-to-day struggles. There were three parenting styles that readers consistently told us they were using and weren’t working... Read more »

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Parenting Teens: Parental Authority vs. Peer Pressure

By James Lehman, MSW

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It’s one of the hardest things parents deal with: even if you’re trying to raise your child the right way, as soon as he walks out the door, you know he’s going to be exposed to all sorts of negative—even dangerous—influences. From dress to attitude to a popular culture that says it’s cool to drink... Read more »

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