It seems that everyone has an opinion on the best ways to raise a child, and this abundance of opinions, research, and knowledge can make navigating the world of new parenting feel daunting and confusing. In fact, it seems there are more parenting philosophies, methods, and trends emerging each year. In truth, there is no one perfect way to be a parent, and sticking to one style may be impossible in the real world. This infographic provides basic insights into 23 parenting philosophies and methods so that new moms and dads can get a handle on what might work for them and what to disregard.
For example, attachment parenting involves high attentiveness, empathy, and near constant presence, while free-range parenting supports freedom, plenty of playtime, and limited supervision. The guide also explores international parenting styles, such as how children in Japan often use public transportation on their own starting young, which encourages independence and decision-making skills.