What is the Prevalence of Different Parenting Styles?
I do not know of any actual research on this specific subject. There is quite a bit of research on the effects of different or maladaptive parenting styles as they relate to different aspects of development, particularly on the incidence of adolescent drug use and social functioning. You can take a look at Google and look for “academic studies” if you have a particular interest in these subjects. Back to our question about the prevalence of different parenting styles – I think the better question is “Are there stereotypical differences between mothers and fathers that arise across the board?” Again, this is a question that I can answer based only on my own experience. I do see a lot of cases where fathers are more concerned about discipline and maintaining authority while mothers are more focused on emotional issues of self esteem. That being said, this is a typical stereotype and many parents fall outside of this pattern. Sometimes, it is reversed altogether so that the mother in a si