Parenting Style Quiz: What Type Of Parent Are You?

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Parenting Style Quiz: What Type Of Parent Are You? - Quiz

Part of your default parenting style is the model your parents most often used during your childhood. So, why not answer a few questions on this " Parenting style quiz " to determine what type of parent are you or your primary parenting style. If your parent(s) parenting style makes you experience great anger/loss/sadness, you might want to talk to a therapist. Please answer the following questions related to your upbringing by choosing the answer closest to your experience. Good Luck!


You May Get

Strict Authoritarian/ Dominance/ Control-based Parenting

The Authoritarian parent has very high expectations but very low warmth when the rules are broken. They are loving parents but expect complete obedience and their approval is dependent upon your behavior. Parenting methods use spanking, yelling, time outs, shame (like "standing in the corner") as well as clear disapproval through language. The purpose is to make the child feel bad about disobeying so they will be less likely to do so in the future. Children that are strictly parented in this method are often very obedient and high achievers. They are also cautious, don't trust their impulses and wait for a grown up to tell them what to do next. They tend to be hard on themselves for their own failures and be perfectionists.

Permissive Parent

The Permissive parents care most about making you happy and being your friend. They have very high warmth but low expectations for behavior. Parenting methods include limited rules and inconsistency in boundaries and consequences.  The purpose is to make the child feel happy and content at all times. Children that are parented permissively are often free spirited and hedonistic. The have difficulty relating to others, delaying gratification, or dealing with disappointment. They can have a low attention span and difficulty on projects that they aren't excited about.

Authoritative/ Democratic/ Concensual Parent

The Authoritative parent considers themself more as a mentor or guide than "in charge." They have both high expectations and high warmth. They are loving parents and expect children to learn to live in harmony with the other members of the family (and society). Parenting methods use negotiation, empathy, and cooperation. The purpose is to make the child feel confident that they can solve their own problems and relate to others in ways that respect their needs and the needs of others. Children that are parented in this method are great at communication and relationships. They are also confident in their abilities and trust their impulses. They deal well with failure and with conflict because they know they can find a mutually agreeable solution to any problem.
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are under 5 years old and you steal a candy bar from the store.  Your parent(s)
    • A. 

      Spank/yell/or punish you sternly. Make you apologize to the cashier and are forbidden candy for a month.

    • B. 

      Your parent pays for the candy saying "kids!" to the clerk and then gives you the candy bar.

    • C. 

      Your parent(s) explains how taking something that isn't yours makes the other person feel and discusses ways to make amends without any shame.

    • D. 

      Your parents get angry at you and yell at you. 

  • 2. 
    When you wrote on the walls with pen/marker/poop, your parent(s) would...
    • A. 

      Spank, Yell, or give me a stern time out as punishment

    • B. 

      Roll their eyes at you and clean it up themselves.

    • C. 

      Gently describe what they see and what needs to be done ("Looks like there is marker on the wall let's get a towel to clean it up.") Then discusses mutually agreeable ways to have fun writing/painting.

    • D. 

      The ignore you as a form of punishment. 

  • 3. 
    At dinner time you refuse to eat the meal prepared.  Your parent(s)
    • A. 

      You can't get up from the table until you've cleaned your plate.

    • B. 

      You can have whatever you want and after some whining mom makes you a different meal

    • C. 

      Want you to listen to your body's cues and don't make you eat. You have options for an array of healthy foods when you do feel hungry.

    • D. 

      Your parents make sure that you are spanked as a punishment for your tantrums.

  • 4. 
    At a family function your parent(s)' expectation for behavior was...
    • A. 

      Children should be seen and not heard. Speak when spoken too and keep their manners at the table at all times

    • B. 

      You do what you want running amok, flinging food, etc. Your parent(s) smile and shrug.

    • C. 

      You are allowed to follow your needs but are reminded to think of other's needs to eat their meal, hear the conversation, etc.

    • D. 

      Kids are kids, they are allowed to have fun. Even it inconveniences other people.

  • 5. 
    As a child your parent(s) spanked you
    • A. 

      As the primary form of discipline

    • B. 

      Occasionally when your parent(s) reached their limit

    • C. 

      Never. Hands are not for hitting.

    • D. 

      Almost always in order to keep m behavior in check. 

  • 6. 
    As a child when you misbehaved your parent(s)
    • A. 

      Showed strong disapproval

    • B. 

      Showed a resigned "kids will be kids" attitude

    • C. 

      Showed a positive attitude that it was an opportunity to learn and grow together as a family

    • D. 

      Showed ignorance until I corrected my behavior. 

  • 7. 
    Do you feel comfortable with your parents about sharing deep personal stuff? 
    • A. 

      Yes, I am comfortable. 

    • B. 

      No, I'm not at all comfortable

    • C. 

      It depends, but I'm comfortable.

    • D. 

      I don't know, I feel scare of my parents judging me. 

  • 8. 
    Did you feel loved and supported as a child? 
    • A. 

      No, they were too strict. 

    • B. 

      Yes, absolutely 

    • C. 

      Yes, but felt like my parents spoiled me. 

    • D. 

      It depends, I know they love & care but I get scared of them. 

  • 9. 
    Do you trust your parents fully? 
    • A. 

      Absolutely

    • B. 

      No, not at all. I feel distant from my parents

    • C. 

      It depends, but maybe

    • D. 

      I know I should trust them but I sometimes feel unable to. 

  • 10. 
    Have your parents checked your phone or belongings without your permission? 
    • A. 

      No 

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      Yes, they have. 

    • D. 

      They have checked my phone but they always ask me. 

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