Parenting Styles & Roles

Our experts explain why your parenting style is of vital importance when it comes to raising your child. We explain the three most effective parenting roles and tell you how to implement them.

Punishments vs. Consequences: Which Are You Using?

By Debbie Pincus, MS LMHC

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As parents, we know the importance of parenting from our principles, things like teaching our children to own up to their actions and face the fallout when they make poor choices. At Empowering Parents, our parenting programs stress the importance of using effective consequences as opposed to using punishments. But what, exactly, is the difference... Read more »

Mom losing authority by saying to daughter "wait until your father gets home"

How Parents Give Away Their Authority

By Denise Rowden, Parent Coach

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There’s no getting around it — giving consequences and setting limits makes you uncomfortable. You don’t like to be seen as “the bad guy.” Besides, your partner is a much better disciplinarian. Your partner has no problem enforcing the rules. The kids actually listen to your partner. It all works out, right? Not always. If you consistently wait... Read more »

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When Your Child Says, “I Don’t Fit In”

By James Lehman, MSW

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Every child feels like they don’t fit in at some point. Even adults feel that way occasionally: we all experience being “alone in a room full of people.” With kids, the need to be part of a group is instinctual; it’s survival. They want to fit in and be like everyone else because it gives... Read more »

Our 8 Best Parenting Tips for 2019

By Denise Rowden, Parent Coach

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Parenting is one job that never gets a holiday break. As families are celebrating holidays, parents are also coping with sibling bickering, backtalk, temper tantrums, and power struggles. Here at Empowering Parents, we hear about these struggles every day. The fact that you, as a parent, visit our website and are willing to reach out... Read more »

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