Diana Baumrind's Three Parenting Styles

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According to Diana Baumrind's descriptions of three parenting styles, my father was authoritarian and my mother is permissive. It was my father who set up a schedule of weekly chores that I was responsible for completing. If I did not complete them, or if I completed them but not to his standards, I was physically punished. It was my father who forced me to take ballet lessons instead of the karate lessons I wanted to take when I was ten years old. His reasoning was little girls didn't take karate lessons, and what he said was final. There are several other examples of his "my way or the highway" parenting but the memories are not pleasant for me. My mother is permissive in her parenting. She let my father set the rules but she didn't enforce
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