There are four sorts of parenting styles, with permissive parenting being one of them. Every parent has a unique approach to dealing with and disciplining their children. 

As parents, we strive to ensure that our children are happy. Our intentions aren’t always bad, but our parenting style sometimes gets out of hand. And, whenever you feel like your parenting approach isn’t working, you should change it.

When it comes to permissive parenting, it is defined by a lack of expectations on our children’s nurture or over-adoration. Is that the proper course of action? Our aim should be to love our children, but permissive parenting entails loving our children without regard for any norms, regulations, or discipline. 

Permissive parenting, on the other hand, does not expect anything in return, not even adult behavior. Permissive parenting appears to be all about establishing a connection with our children rather than becoming a parent figure in their eyes. “Helicopter parenting” is the polar opposite of permissive parenting.

This blog examines if permissive parenting is beneficial to our children’s mental health. 

Permissive parenting has the following characteristics: 

  • Over-adoration or over-nurturance of their offspring 
  • Before making any decisions, they consult with their children. 
  • rely on their children’s decisions 
  • Instead of teaching their children responsible, they encourage them to be more open and free. 
  • For conduct and discipline, don’t rely on any structure or norms. 
  • They make rules and structures that are inconsistent. 
  • Children should be bribed for disciplining their children. 
  • Rather than becoming a parent figure, parents should maintain relationships with their children. 
  • They don’t know how to deal with their children. 
  • Rarely do we concentrate on reprimanding or demonstrating the repercussions of our actions.

Effects of children mental health:

They are insecure, lack limits and supervision, and have a lower probability of sustaining friendships or relationships in the future. Furthermore, permissive parenting may have the following effects on children’s mental health: 

Low Academic Achievement 

Children raised in a permissive parenting style are less likely to succeed in numerous aspects of life, whether personally or professionally. They may have low academic accomplishment and be unable to establish friendships or relationships because of a lack of self-confidence and self-involvement.

Decision-Making Errors 

Children are unable to make correct decisions on their own due to permissive parenting’s lack of standards and guidelines. They also have weak problem-solving skills, which will cause them problems in all aspects of their lives. 

Substance Abuse Possibilities 

According to research, children who are not reared with any rules or punishment are more likely to engage in substance abuse or alcohol usage. 

Lack of Emotional Intelligence 

Permissive parenting produces children who are unable to deal with or manage their emotions. Instead of working on their emotions, they may get trapped by them.


Children reared in a permissive parenting style are more aggressive and egoistic, believing that their demands should be met on time and that everyone should obey them. 

Messy, Messy Life.

Because they lack structure, rules, and discipline, these youngsters experience a more chaotic life than other children. They have no concept of “limits” in their lexicon.

The following are some ideas to assist you to change your lenient parenting style: 

  • Make a list of all the rules and structures you can think of. 
  • Maintain consistency and stick to the rules and structure. 
  • Make sure your children are aware of the repercussions of disobeying the rules and structure. 
  • Reward excellent conduct while enforcing punishments for negative behavior.

Every parent, in my opinion, has a unique approach to dealing with their children. However, giving in to our children’s demands and believing that they will discipline themselves is the worst method of parenting.