In English, no equivalent term exists. The term "antiauthoritarian education" is mainly found in translations from German; it is a direct translation of the term, but badly worded because in English, "antiauthoritarian" refers mainly to anti-authoritarianism in politics. Roughly corresponding terms to antiautoritäre Erziehung are non-coercive education or permissive parenting, but none is a direct equivalent.
A common characteristic of the concepts is the absence or minimization of rules that are given and enforced by the adults. Any punishment is typically avoided because it is seen as a form of tyranny of the adult over the child, breaking their self-development. Spanking or other forms of corporal punishment are totally out of the question. The anti-spanking movement is much older than antiautoritäre Erziehung, and while the 1960s/70s movement can be seen as based on it, it went much further.
Permissive parents try to be "friends" with their child, and do not play a parental role. Researcher Diana Baumrind found that children of permissive parents were immature, lacked impulsive control and were irresponsible.
- de:Antiautoritäre Erziehung on Wikipedia (in German)
- fr:Éducation antiautoritaire on Wikipedia (in French)
- Parenting styles#Indulgent or Permissive on Wikipedia
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