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Photo: Stijn Dijkstra / EyeEm (Getty Images) If the past year has you reevaluating how you parent, you’re hardly alone. What seemed to work in pre-pandemic times doesn’t necessarily translate to a time in which you are suddenly home with your children and partner every minute of every day for more than a year. But as we emerge, vaccinated, from the depths of COVID hell, it may be a good time to take stock of how we used to parent before, how we parented during the past year, and how we want to parent going forward. What are the four main parenting styles? “Parenting styles” are often broken down into four basic categories: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved. A couple of those have obvious negative connotations without even diving in yet, but let’s talk a bit about each, which are outlined in detail by Verywell Family . What is authoritarian parenting? An authoritarian parent lays down the law. The kids are to be seen and not heard. They should do what you tell them to do “because you said so.” They’re not particularly concerned about their child’s opinion or feelings—those are not things an authoritarian parent takes into consideration. These are strict parents who tend to “punish” rather than “discipline.” What is authoritative parenting? Authoritative parents make rules and consistently enforce those rules (and the consequences for breaking them), but they also consider their kids’ feelings. Authoritative parents want to have a positive relationship with their children and tend […]