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The Consequences of Permissive Parenting

written by Dr. Margaret Paul May 4, 2021

Permissive parenting may temporarily look like it is working for you, but there are many long-term negative consequences for both you and your children.

You are being a permissive parent when you are compliant, indulgent or indifferent with your children. When you are being compliant, you are giving yourself up and going along with what your children want to avoid their being upset with you. When you are being indulgent, you are giving in to your children, even when you know it is not good for them – again to avoid their being upset. When you are being indifferent, you have withdrawn from being an involved parent and from being affected or concerned by your children’s behavior.

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