Each parent has a parenting style unique to themselves and understanding your parenting style can help you identify the pros and cons of each style and what it means for your child!


4 Main Types of Parenting Styles



This parenting style focuses on obedience, discipline and punishment in order to get the desired behaviour from a child.

An authoritarian parent often come from the space, “My way or the highway.”  Often, a child’s opinion and/or feelings aren’t really considered.  Oftentimes, instead of encouraging a child to make better decisions, an authoritarian parent focuses more on making a child feel guilty for their mistakes.

A downside to this is it could affect a child’s self-esteem.  This may eventually be expressed in many ways, including aggressiveness or hostility.




This parenting style focuses on creating rapport via a positive relationship while still enforcing rules.

An authoritative parent places an emphasis on communication with their child.  They explain the rules, why the rules were put into place, and though they still discipline their child, they explain why.  They often listen to their child’s opinions and take their feelings into consideration.



This parenting style doesn’t enforce the rules originally put into place.

A permissive parent doesn’t dish out consequences for a child’s actions often.  One thing they may say over and over again is, “Kids will be kids,” as a sort of justification for their child misbehaving or not listening to them.

Some downsides of this include struggling academically, behavioural problems (they don’t recognise or follow rules), and often health problems can arise from not doing daily things such as brushing their teeth and/or eating too much unhealthy food.




This parenting style provides little guidance, nurturing, or attention for the child.

An uninvolved parent is exactly that – uninvolved.  There isn’t a lot of time spent with their child, they don’t particularly show much interest in their child’s life and there are very little rules.

This isn’t always the parent’s fault – sometimes they are uneducated on parenting matters, or perhaps they have a lot of things on their mind like bills, work, etc.

Children with uninvolved parents often suffer from low self-esteem, they have little happiness, may exhibit behavioural problems, and may perform poorly in school.


About Little Human Scholars Kindergarten in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

The best part is LHS has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app called Toddlytic which provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!

This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.

If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!



Jana Moreno