Permissive Parenting: Harmful Or Harmless?

Parents Walking Son to School

Recent news of Willow Smith getting her tongue pierced has the pop culture buzzing about the appropriateness of particular actions in children, as well as how much authority parents should have in such matters.

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But the real question behind this issue is, or should be, whether or not more permissive styles of parenting are helpful or harmful to a child’s development.

 What is Permissive Parenting?