There is a huge difference between authoritarian and authoritative parenting. Even in this, parents set a high standard for their kids, but also help and guide them to achieve their objectives. They set rules and expect their kids to follow, but are flexible with it. Authoritative parents do not believe in punishing their child for disciplining them or breaking the rule. They are responsive to their children, willing to listen to questions and always consider their little one’s feelings. These kinds of parents strive hard to be firm as well as warm and supportive. Kids raised by authoritative parents mostly do exceptionally well academically and socially. Studies suggest these kids are more happy, independent, self-controlled, and achievement-oriented.