Child Centered Parenting

Why We Need to Transform our Approach to Parenting

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whos-in-charge1We are often told that it is good for parents to be “child-centered”.  This parenting style emerged as an alternative to what was called “adult-centered parenting”, where parents set the rules and children were simply expected to follow them.  In contrast, child-centered parenting is parenting organized around the needs and interests of the child, rather than those of the parent. While this sounds nice, child-centered parenting tends to produce entitled, narcissistic children who lack the capacity Read More