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Parenting Skills

“The greatest social service than can be rendered to anybody in the country and to mankind is to bring up a family. Parenting is indeed the biggest blessing, the biggest responsibility and the biggest job you can ever have. ” -George Bernard Shaw


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  • 1. 
    What does it mean to say that parenting begins with "you"?
    • A. 

      You are their role model

    • B. 

      Your children want to copy everything you do

    • C. 

      As a parent you need to get your "own act" together

    • D. 

      Children learn more by what's "caught" than by what's "taught"

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which is the worst example of "quality time"?
    • A. 

      Reading a book together

    • B. 

      Planning a game together

    • C. 

      Cooking together

    • D. 

      Watching TV together

    • E. 

      Fishing together

  • 3. 
    One of the most powerful and yet underused tools in parenting is: 
    • A. 

      Punishment

    • B. 

      Negative reinforcement

    • C. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • D. 

      Spanking

  • 4. 
    Positive reinforcement is seven times more effective in changing behavior.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which statements are true about positive reinforcement?
    • A. 

      The more positive reinforcement you use the less need for correction

    • B. 

      It is giving some type of positive acknowledgment to reward a desired behavior

    • C. 

      It is seven times more effective in changing behavior

    • D. 

      Positive reinforcement helps compensate for negative statements

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      B, c, d only

  • 6. 
    Most experts agree that spanking is an acceptable form of punishment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Different disciplines work better for different children because children have different temperaments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which statements are true about "punishment" and "discipline"?
    • A. 

      Punishment is more commonly associated with spanking

    • B. 

      Discipline comes from the root word "disciple"

    • C. 

      Consistency with discipline is essential

    • D. 

      Spanking is considered acceptable punishment

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A, b and c only

  • 9. 
    Being inconsistent in your discipline will provoke defiance and rebellion in children
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Your child will need you to be their "parent" more than they will need you to be there "friend"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    “Don’t provoke your children to anger but raise them with discipline and instruction about the Lord.”Ephesians 6:4