• Dana Webster

What Is Your Parenting Style?

I'm watching two TV shows simultaneously. Better Things is a great example of what Barbara Coloroso calls Jellyfish parenting. And Breeders is all about the Brick Wall parent (one of whom has rage toward his children issues which is hard to watch). Two extremes of the parenting spectrum.

Both sets of parents try to get to Backbone parenting, the preferred style, but kids will be kids and the adults have their own childhood wounds to heal. Both shows are expertly drawn portrayals of the realities of family life.

Here is a handy-dandy chart of the 3 parenting styles as laid out by parenting expert, Barbara Coloroso. All parents run the spectrum here so don't beat yourself up if you find yourself more often in the Brick Wall or Jellyfish boat. Just try to aim for Backbone.

(Borrowed from this website)

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