Best Parenting Style

Want to know the one parenting style to rule them all? Hint: it’s not helicopter moms or lawnmower dads. (What’s with all these parenting styles that are described by objects with sharp blades?) It’s Lighthouse Parenting. Lighthouse parents do their job by balancing care with protection. They’re like lighthouses: guiding their children so they don’t hit the rocks and sink, steadfast, keeping watch. They provide warmth and rules. Plus, lighthouse parenting is based in science. This illuminating parenting style will help you raise teens you want to hang out with, marvel at, and send into the world.  

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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