What Is Your Parenting Style?

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Parenting Style Quizzes & Trivia

Find out if you're an Authoritative, Authoritarian, or Permissive parent.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your child wants to eat a cookie before bedtime, but they've already brushed their teeth. What do you do?
    • A. 

      "Absolutely not! You've already brushed your teeth." This is a household rule, and will not change.

    • B. 

      "I don't think it's a good idea. You've already brushed your teeth." Though you don't think it's a good idea, you will listen to your child's explanation for why a cookie is necessary.

    • C. 

      "Sure!" While you know your child has already brushed their teeth, you do not like denying them their wants.

  • 2. 
    Your child played rough with one of their siblings and hurt them. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Punish them (time out, spanking, ect). No exceptions.

    • B. 

      Listen to each child give their side of the story before coming to a conclusion.

    • C. 

      Briefly intervene, but ultimately allow my children to continue playing rough.

  • 3. 
    Your child asks for candy during check-out at the grocery store. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Tell them 'no'. I do not allow children to eat candy unless it's a special occasion.

    • B. 

      Allow my child to tell me why I should allow them to get candy while deciding if they can or not.

    • C. 

      Buy the candy for my child. I buy it every time they ask.

  • 4. 
    It is snack time and your child has already had their portion. She asks for another snack. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Say 'no' because of the "one snack" rule.

    • B. 

      Allow my child to tell me why she would like another snack, and give her something if she is hungry.

    • C. 

      Give her the snack without question or concern.

  • 5. 
    Your child is participating with a play-mate. He snatches a toy from his play-mate without asking. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Immediately demand that my son return the toy to his play-mate.

    • B. 

      Explain to my child that he shouldn't take toys from his friends before making him return it.

    • C. 

      Ignore the incident and allow them to continue planning.

  • 6. 
    How often do you spank your children?
    • A. 

      Every time they violate a rule that entails spanking as a consequence.

    • B. 

      I prefer to use time-out rather than spanking. I use it every time they violate a rule that entails time-out as a consequence.

    • C. 

      If I think that spanking is necessary then I will use it. I will make exceptions to this rule if I think it's warranted.

    • D. 

      I prefer time-out instead of spanking. If I think that time-out is necessary then I will use it. I will make exceptions to this rule if I think it's warranted.

    • E. 

      I try to never discipline my child.

  • 7. 
    Your child made a failing grade on a test. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Ground them for a specific and set amount of time, no exceptions.

    • B. 

      Be disappointed, but ultimately not punish them.

    • C. 

      Make them study for a few minutes every night, and warn them that if the bad grades continue their may be negative consequences.

    • D. 

      Allow them to explain why they got the bad grade, but do nothing. Give them the chance to improve on their next test before seeking punishment.

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