You believe it’s “my way or the highway” when it comes to rules. You believe kids should be seen, not heard. You shout, tell off, and punish
This is what oblivious parents, also called permissive parents, often say:“He’s just a kid. That’s what kids do.” They’re basically the parent who’s too busy talking to other parents to notice their kid has pretty much beaten every kid at the playground.
The Prince-Princess Parent thinks their child is a special snowflake. Yes, your little one is special — but so is every other kid out there. They’re not exceptional enough to skip homework or to not follow school policies.
You’re a helicopter parent if you step in to prevent your child’s every struggle. You are too involved in your child’s education and you frequently call the teacher when things come up, or just because.
The MIA (missing-in-action) or ghost parent is characterized by a lack of presence at afterschool games, parent-teacher meetings, fundraisers, and award ceremonies.
The extracurricular parent is a mom or dad who puts their child into afterschool programs, which are growing in popularity.
As a free-range parent, you believe your role is to equip your child with the skills, back off, and simply trust them with their decisions. You raise your children to function independently with little parental supervision. It’s the opposite of helicopter parenting.