Am I following negative parenting styles?

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Am I Following Negative Parenting Styles? - Quiz

Are you a parent, and do you ever ask yourself, "Am I following negative parenting styles?" If so, then this quiz will help you find the answer. Parents generally don't have bad intentions when they are raising their children, but a negative parenting style may cause children to have worse than good effects on them. The bad part is that even after following a negative parenting style, parents may not be aware of this. But don't worry, just answer a few questions honestly, and we will help you know that. Let's go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How do you react when your child makes a mistake?

    • A.

      I shout at them.

    • B.

      I scold them badly.

    • C.

      I try to teach them.

    • D.

      I encourage them to do better.

  • 2. 

    How do you react when your child fails at school?

    • A.

      I call them a loser.

    • B.

      I say I never expected anything good from you anyways.

    • C.

      I ask them not to worry but work harder the next time.

    • D.

      I try to understand where they went wrong and do something about that.

  • 3. 

    What do you do when your child's opinions differ from your opinions?

    • A.

      I get angry.

    • B.

      I tell them they know nothing.

    • C.

      I try to understand their opinion.

    • D.

      It's okay because they can have their own opinions.

  • 4. 

    When you return back to home, what do you do upon seeing your child?

    • A.

      I just smile and go back to my room.

    • B.

      Nothing

    • C.

      I give them a tight hug.

    • D.

      I spend some time with them.

  • 5. 

    Has your child ever complained about not getting any attention from you?

    • A.

      Many times

    • B.

      A few times

    • C.

      I don't think so

    • D.

      No

  • 6. 

    How do you react when your child does something good?

    • A.

      I tell them to do better.

    • B.

      Why does it matter to me?

    • C.

      I give them a lovely compliment.

    • D.

      I praise them and take them out for ice cream.

  • 7. 

    If you have issues with your husband/wife, how do you react when your child is around?

    • A.

      I fight with my husband/wife.

    • B.

      I shout at my child to leave us alone for a moment.

    • C.

      I don't react badly in front of my child.

    • D.

      I take my wife/husband to another room and talk calmly.

  • 8. 

    Are you aware of what your child does all day?

    • A.

      Not at all

    • B.

      Does it really matter?

    • C.

      I am fully aware.

    • D.

      I try to know as much as I can

  • 9. 

    Do you think you are a good parent?

    • A.

      I think I am not.

    • B.

      I think I need to do better.

    • C.

      I am good, but I can be better.

    • D.

      I think I am good.

  • 10. 

    How does your child behave when you are around?

    • A.

      They seem nervous.

    • B.

      They seem scared.

    • C.

      They seem happy.

    • D.

      They seem pretty normal.

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