# Autocratic parenting style
Autocratic parenting style is one of the styles of parenting that don’t give much control to their children. It’s typically associated with strict routine, lots of shouting, and with the believe that the parents would know what’s best for their children.
Children raised in this parenting style are more apt to sneak, lie, and cheat as they know that they can’t win their parents.
The Self-Driven Child (p. 79)
If he’s never able to “win” with his parents, he’ll internalise that message. He may be more apt to sneak, lie, or cheat to get what he wants, or to give up pushing back on authority altogether, believing that he has no voice.
- Home should restore children’s sense of control
- The rest of children’s time are typically being spent at home, which the most sensible place for them to restore their perceived control. Unfortunately, many parents or carers would use Autocratic parenting style which means children won’t have the medium to fulfil their needs.