'Authoritative parenting' is best for young adults, studies say

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  • justamacguy Manti, UT
    April 2, 2012 9:39 a.m.

    Benjamin McLane Spock will be rolling over in his grave now.

  • wear2manyhatz Holladay, UT
    April 2, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    I was thinking the same thing as "A Voice of Reason". Then I thought, there is so much that is true.

    I was raised by an uninvolved father, and a fierce, authoritarian, negative-reinforcement mother. I did not fare well in my life until the last few years. Worse, I became my mother to my children.

    I hope that as I moved forward in the new path I have chosen, I will be bale either restore or create better relationships with them; and that this terrible cycle be broken.

    My mother acted the way she did because of things that happened in her life. I did the same.

    I wish I'd had the guidance and wisdom of someone who knew better than I how to raise my own.

    What was said yesterday - give your child responsibility; let them make their own decisions (depending on age); hold them accountable; raise them so they can make good decisions...the best parenting advice I've ever heard.

    To all the wounded...things can change.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    April 1, 2012 10:00 p.m.

    "here was never any discussion... That was just how it had to be."

    This article seems to say the exact opposite of what a great conference talk today suggested. Giving people responsibility step by step is appropriate.