Lemonade Lessons' Confidence Quotient

10 Questions

Lemonade Lessons

How Confident is your child? Take this test today to uncover your child's Confidence Quotient!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How well does the following statement describe your child:  "My child handles new situations with comfort and ease".  .
    • A. 

      Bring it on! My child loves the excitement and discovery in any new situation. She sees it as an adventure.

    • B. 

      Sure. But best if he's entering the new situation with his friends and support structure.

    • C. 

      "Comfort and ease" would be really stretching it. She might enter a new situation, but with lots of trepidation and not without several hours of encouragement.

    • D. 

      What? No way. My child breaks out in a cold sweat at the slightest suggestion of a new, unknown situation.

  • 2. 
    When your child is facing something that seems difficult or challenging, she...
    • A. 

      ...approaches it carefully, sizing up whether it's worth the effort

    • B. 

      ...takes a stab at it. Why not?

    • C. 

      ...leaps in with great enthusiasm! She's never met a challenge she didn't want to tackle!

    • D. 

      ...drops it like a lead balloon. Why do something hard when there are easier, safer things to do?

  • 3. 
    How true is the following statement for your child:  "My child interacts frequently with kids who he believes are successful and whose capabilities are similar to his."
    • A. 

      Not at all true

    • B. 

      True - her group of friends are about all on paar with one another and are mostly successful at what they do

    • C. 

      Somewhat true - he has a few friends like that

    • D. 

      Very true - my child is surrounded by friends and relatives who are similar in ability and very successful in their pursuits.

  • 4. 
    Does your child work hard to achieve something he or she wants?
    • A. 

      Absolutely! My child will do whatever it takes to get what he wants and will overcome significant obstacles to achieve it.

    • B. 

      No, not his style. If it takes effort, he decides he doesn't really want it after all.

    • C. 

      Sometimes. It depends on what it is.

    • D. 

      Yes, most of the time.

  • 5. 
    My child gets frequent recognition and praise, deserved or not.
    • A. 

      Absolutely! Everyone should get rewarded equally for participating.

    • B. 

      Yes, any positive reinforcement is a good thing.

    • C. 

      Yes, but most of the recognition really is deserved.

    • D. 

      Yes and No. She frequently gets recognized for her effort and success, but she never get praised when it's not earned.

    • E. 

      No. Actually, I can't think of a time that he received recognition for anything.

  • 6. 
    How accurate is the following statement:  "My child has a positive outlook and is generally energized by life"?
    • A. 

      Somewhat accurate - my child's outlook seems balanced, not overly optimistic or pessimistic, and his energy level is steady, and up.

    • B. 

      Absolutely! My child sees nothing but opportunity and goodness in the world and greets each day with new excitement.

    • C. 

      Not very accurate - my child's emotions seem flat, she tends to notice what's wrong more than what's right, and doesn't try to engage in many activities.

    • D. 

      Are you kidding? My child only sees negativity and danger around every corner!

  • 7. 
    Complete the following sentence with the end that best describes your child:  If your child was working on a school project with some friends and ran up against a difficult challenge, he would...
    • A. 

      Analyze the challenge and start devising ways to overcome the problem

    • B. 

      Stick with it until the project is complete, even after the others have given up

    • C. 

      Assess his friend's stamina, and stick with it until the first person quits

    • D. 

      Be the first one to bail! Why bother, it's hopeless!

  • 8. 
    How accurate is the following statement for your child:  "My child will do what is expected of her over what she believes is right"?
    • A. 

      Yes, that describes him. He's very concerned with what others think.

    • B. 

      Mostly accurate.

    • C. 

      Somewhat accurate. She'd be torn between pleasing others and her strong sense of right v. wrong.

    • D. 

      No Way. My child is unphased by others expectations and loves to stand up for what she thinks is right.

  • 9. 
    How accurate is the following statement:  "My child relates to people who work hard but don't accomplish their goals"?
    • A. 

      Definately true. My child values hard work but tends to identify with people who are somewhat directionless.

    • B. 

      Generally not true. Most of the people my child identifies with accomplish their goals, hard work or not.

    • C. 

      Somewhat true. I'm not sure my child would recognize a "goal" - accomplished or not -- but he values hard work over all else.

    • D. 

      Untrue. My child just can't understand people who don't have goals, direction, and drive to achieve them.

  • 10. 
    Complete the following statement with the end that best describes your child: "When my child overcomes a difficult obstacle..."
    • A. 

      ...he looks back and carefully considers what he learned through the process

    • B. 

      ....she celebrates her effort and progress, feels energized by her achievement, and moves forward

    • C. 

      ...he moves on to the next step without any fanfare or reflection

    • D. 

      ...she seems stunned; happily amazed, but surprised.