Thursday, March 8, 2012

Have You Ever Worked with Permissive, Indulgent Parents?

Indulgent and Permissive Parenting Style

On our Facebook Page nannies admitted that working for permissive parents is harder than working for strict parents.

Many people speculate that parents who themselves had a very strict upbringing, with their parents following the authoritative parenting style, want to make things easier for their kids so they practice the permissive parenting technique.

This type of parent is responsive to the emotions of their child but is not demanding. Indulgent parents are lenient and do not set behavioral expectations. Many people call their children "spoiled brats," because they typically get what they want. If their parents always give them whatever they want, they will expect others to do the same. Because of this, they can become impulsive and in their teen years even reckless. They are more likely to become drug users and thrill seekers.

All children crave routines, structure, and discipline. For full-time nannies that spend more time with the kids during the week than the parents, it can be very frustrating when the parents don't back her up with routines, structure, and discipline.

Click here for questions to ask parents in job interviews to help uncover the parents discipline style before accepting a nanny job.

2 comments:

Fiona Littleton said...

This is the worst problem for nannies today in America. I hear it all the time. Not only do kids have to many material possessions but they lack respect. They can say anything and get away with it. I feel allowing kids to speak rudely, not have manners, lack or respect is the worst result of permissive parents.

Mohanqydk said...

This is the worst problem for nannies today in America. I hear it all the time. Not only do kids have to many material possessions but they lack respect. They can say anything and get away with it. I feel allowing kids to speak rudely, not have manners, lack or respect is the worst result of permissive parents.