But new research suggests that this might not be the case.
A study now suggests that children of supportive parents are richer and happier in later life.
Researchers from Kobe University in Japan found that mothers and fathers who help their children in their early years ensure they have higher salaries when they grow up.
They are also more likely to get high grades at school and have less chance of dying early.
The study involved an online survey of 5000 men and women who were asked about their relationship with their parents.
Participants were asked to agree or disagree with statements like: ‘My parents trusted me’ and ‘I felt like my family had no interest in me’.
The researchers used this data to split parents into six groups: supportive strict indulgent easygoing harsh and average.
Supportive parents gave their children high levels of trust showed a high level of interest in them and spent a lot of time with them.
In later life these children were happier on average earned more and were better overall.
Strict parents were defined as giving their children little independence not trusting them and imposing lots of rules.
These children grew up to be wealthier than average and did well at school - but were not happy and were more stressed.
Indulgent parents were not strict at all and spent an average amount of time with their children.
Easygoing parents showed low levels of interest with their child whilst harsh parents did not trust their children and gave them little independence.
In all three of these categories what was missing was the positive mentality that only children of supportive parents had.
They also earned less overall than children whose parents supported them.
Parents in the average category were a control to compare to the rest.?
RheaK UK United Kingdom 10 minutes ago
Be strict when you need to be....but not fly off the handle over the slightest little thing like my Mother did - it was like walking on egg shells. Children absolutely need boundaries though.
archon Witness Protection Program United Kingdom 18 minutes ago
To quote Homer Simpson "what with the TV and internet they basically bring themselves up".
Henry Noel Dover_Kent United States 19 minutes ago
The ones listed here are the extreme types and none I think are typical.
tuds Crowthorne 21 minutes ago
Surely as a parent you move between the groups not being a particular type all the time.
DIL Benefit Britain 28 minutes ago
Did someone actually pay for this Tosh ?
Abel Magwitch Tunbridge Wells United Kingdom moments ago
Bert Dock Liverpool 42 minutes ago
The answer to this question is simple. I`m the on who trys to bring good order and routine into our lives. My wife who I love dearly is the one that destroys it all by being too soft. No more to be said.
Mrs Boaty McBoatface Milton Keynes United Kingdom 1 hour ago
If my daughter is still alive by the end of the day I must be doing something right!!
Firehorse66 Middlesbrough United Kingdom 1 hour ago
Belfast John... It was a humerous remark
JohnM Melbourne 1 hour ago
Surley someone has made a list of six types of scientists ...
Reality_MIrror Fallbrook United States 1 hour ago
1) Annoying 2) obsessed with useless information 3) hired to distract 4) completely sold out 5) merely frivolous and 6) possibly insane.
?1）恼人的 2）对没用的信息着迷的 3)被雇佣去分散注意力的 4）为了售卖的 5）仅仅无聊的 6）可能疯了的。
Kimmy Kimz San Fernando Trinidad and Tobago 31 minutes ago
Pell Birmingham United Kingdom 1 hour ago
Surely the role of any parent is to educate by example.
Erica Dorset United Kingdom 49 minutes ago
that's what this study is about of course
Myopioncounts London United Kingdom 1 hour ago
IT doesn't matter how you bring children up if they don't respect you when they get older you've lost.
Nick Fife United Kingdom 1 hour ago
Surely how you bring them up affects their respect for you?
jamie79 sydney 25 minutes ago
thats what he said nick.
milkgirl Central Coast Australia 2 hours ago
no matter what type of parent you've been you'll still get nothing for mothers' day birthday or Christmas no love no gratitude no love - being a parent is overrated.
Renee New Zealand 1 hour ago
In fact I don't (and never have) care if I don't get a single thing on those days because if they're not caring on all the other days of the years then the gift or recognition means diddly sqwat!