The versatile Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan has played a variety of characters, each who follows his unique parenting style. Every parent follows a mix of these parenting styles depending on their child’s age, but one style usually dominates. As a parent, do you relate to one of these parenting styles?
A) Unconditional Parenting style
The term, unconditional parenting, coined by author Alfie Kohn, is a philosophy which accepts and supports the child no matter how he or she behaves. A similar philosophy was supported by Aamir Khan as a teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh in Taare Zameen Par
B) Authoritarian parenting style
Authoritarian parenting is a child discipline strategy where children are expected to behave as they are told. Parents raise children in discipline, obedience and sticking to the rules! Authoritative parents make use of rational control: Rules exist but they have to make logical sense. This parenting style allows relative freedom and give and take discussions. But the parents will always have the last say! Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat trains his daughters in an authoritarian parenting style in Dangal
C) Permissive parenting style
Permissive parenting encourages free development and independent thinking. There is a relative role equality between parents and children. Parent are warm, responsive and caring towards their children. They do not favor control and punishments but manipulate subtly through bribes and praise. Parents tend to avoid conflicts and encourage give and take discussions. Objections to permissive parenting is that it may lead to spoiled or bossy children, who have never learnt any boundaries.
Permissive parenting was supported by Aamir Khan’s character Rancho in 3 idiots
Irrespective of your parenting style, you are most likely an awesome parent. Not convinced? Take this ‘Are you a good parent?’ quiz