Types of Parents and How it Looks in the Digital Era


Psychologists have broadly categorized parents into 4 different types – authoritarian, permissive, negligent and authoritarian (coach parent).

Continuing with the topic of parenting in the digital era, here’s how the 4 different types of parents could look in today’s world.

Please note that this is a broad categorization, and one may not fall in one particular category, but may exhibit a few characteristics from the different categories.


Keeping in mind the guidelines for digital use in each age group, it is our responsibility as parents to help our children navigate this world, being more hands on as they are younger, to slowly reducing our control, helping children make wise decisions as they grow older.

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