carry an important position in the social renovation of today’s environment. The impacts of parents on children, their nurturing techniques, attitudes and behaviors strongly influence children and their future habits. This paper, hence, is aimed to discuss the changes that have been encountered in the parenting styles giving a brief account of how those changes impact children’s behavior and the society.
Parenting styles have been changed significantly from past till today. Today’s parents are more inclined towards teaching their children about independence, free thinking, autonomy and open mindedness (Talay-Ongan et al., 2005 p. 31). They are given the confidence of taking their decisions by themselves and stepping towards their brighter future without interruption from or influence of others. This new parenting style, however, is efficient in making the children bold, confident, self esteemed and determined; yet lacks in a few areas. These parenting behaviors may end up making children overconfident. The new values of children give them the power to proceed with their life leaving their parents and other relatives behind. The independence and concept of sovereignty given to them affect their behaviors negatively, at times. Hence, these concepts, although necessary for the children’s upcoming life, may not always be beneficial for the children.
Traditionally, parents used to obtain the parenting guidance from their elders like parents and grandparents and use that guidance or wisdom words to raise their children. However, today parents usually rely on the books, research paper and different organizations to gather information on successful parenting techniques. Traditionally, the basic aim of parents was to teach their children lessons of respect, care, love and good manners. These traits were supposed to be the most evident proof of good nurturing by parents. On the other hand, today good