Concept of Parenting

Tip 14: Effects of Authoritarian Parenting

Authoritarian Parenting demands high expectations and discipline from kids but less is done to help the child to meet the goals. Parents are too strict without compromising. Other names of Authoritarian parenting include military parenting, tough love parenting and tiger parenting. They normally use harsh punishment and parents are controlling, allowing one way communication, seldom show warmth towards their children and less agreeable. It is commonly practiced in Africa.

The following are some of the effects of Authoritarian parenting

Highly compliant and obedient at home and around their parents.
Tend to be less happy
Less independent than other children.
Lack self regulation – become hostile and aggressive under pressure.
Have anger issues and show aggressive behavior problems outside the home, when the parents are not around
Some are overly shy or fearful around people.
Poor social skills.
Less likely to feel socially accepted by peers.
Lower self-esteem
Less resilient and unable to bounce back after failure.
Less psychological flexibility and coping strategies
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms
.low emotional intelligence

Risk for drinking, smoking, substance abuse, or mental health problems such as anxiety or suicide attempts, and more likely to suffer from major depression

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