BYU study: Good parenting all about the right 'dad-itude' Deseret News: "Good parenting all about the right 'dad-itude'By Sara Israelsen-Hartley
Published: Saturday, June 19, 2010 10:56 p.m. MDT
Your 6-year-old son comes down the stairs wearing a striped shirt, plaid pants and bright orange socks. Do you: A) march him back upstairs and require a change of clothes? B) ignore his outfit choice? Or C) compliment him on the initiative to get dressed on his own?
Dads who choose C exhibit more of a 'child-oriented' parenting attitude, and will end up with healthier parent-child relationships than adults who pick the authoritarian, adult-oriented parenting style of choice A, says a new BYU study."