Tough parenting is not the way to go

Psychologists from the University of California, Berkley have discovered a link between parenting style and mental health outcomes of children.

The study found that tough or “tiger” parenting sets unreasonable expectations for children and can lead to depression, anxiety and poor social skills.

The psychologists have previously distinguished between authoritarian (hard), permissive (too soft) and authoritative (mixed) parenting styles.

Read more at University of California, Berkeley

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