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Parental Authority & Control

Here you will find articles that will help you establish the authoritative role you need as a parent. Our experts explain different parenting styles and roles, and tell you which ones are most effective. We explain why parental control is important—and how to maintain it.

How To Discipline Your Kids In Public

Parenting sometimes feels like theater, where everyone is a critic—and my family took center stage this past weekend. The morning started off so hopeful. I had all three kids and my husband on board to visit the Museum of Modern Art, which is close to where we live in New York. Minutes after our... Read more »

3 Parenting Styles That Undermine Your Authority

A few months ago, we asked Empowering Parents readers to share how they respond when their child acts out. We asked this question because we want to help you be a more effective parent with real life, day-to-day struggles. There were three parenting styles that readers consistently told us they were using... Read more »

Are You Doing Too Much for Your Child?

As parents, many of us do things for our kids that we were able and expected to do for ourselves when we were children. Our parents didn’t often feel the need to negotiate with our sports coach, solve our every problem, or entertain us in our free time. A big difference from... Read more »