Reactive Style of Parenting
If you have the reactive style of parenting you may feel that you are spending most of your parenting time in conflict with your child. Although you may have clear limits, you tend to react to your child's misbehavior in angry or frustrated ways. Emotions may run high in your family with no one quite sure how to stop the constant conflict. Peaceful times seem few and far between. Often, behavioral skill building doesn't take place, but testing of boundaries and limits does.
This style of parenting encourages your child to either avoid or provoke your reactions and teaches your child how to negotiate limits.