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A supportive style of parenting that involves the use of reason during the establishment and enforcement of child behavior limits.
Popularly considered the most balanced parenting style, inductive parenting involves the utilization of clear limits, rules and consequences with a certain level of flexibility in order to maintain responsiveness to a child’s fluctuating emotional status. Inductive parenting encourages autonomy and open communication in the child, while maintaining a high level of parental demand regarding conduct and behavior. Child security is provided through adherence to consistent routines and schedules while the value of a child’s input encourages independence. The decision-making process is a collaborative effort between parents and children that involves negotiation and understanding, although the final decision remains with the parent.
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