Which Type Of Parent Are You?

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Which Type Of Parent Are You? - Quiz

This quiz allows you to figure out which type of parent style you are, you can then learn how to improve your parenting technique and will enhance your knowledge of parenting.


You May Get

Authoritarian

Authoritarian parents always try to be in control and exert their control on the children. These parents set strict rules to try to keep order, and they usually do this without much expression of warmth and affection. They attempt to set strict standards of conduct and are usually very critical of children for not meeting those standards. They tell children what to do, they try to make them obey and they usually do not provide children with choices or options. Authoritarian parents don't explain why they want their children to do things. If a child questions a rule or command, the parent might answer, "Because I said so." Parents tend to focus on bad behavior, rather than positive behavior, and children are scolded or punished, often harshly, for not following the rules. Children with authoritarian parents usually do not learn to think for themselves and understand why the parent is requiring certain behaviors.

Permissive

Permissive parents give up most control to their children. Parents make few, if any, rules, and the rules that they make are usually not consistently enforced. They don't want to be tied down to routines. They want their children to feel free. They do not set clear boundaries or expectations for their children's behavior and tend to accept in a warm and loving way, however the child behaves. Permissive parents give children as many choices as possible, even when the child is not capable of making good choices. They tend to accept a child's behavior, good or bad, and make no comment about whether it is beneficial or not. They may feel unable to change misbehavior, or they choose not to get involved.

Democratic/ Authoritative

Democratic parents help children learn to be responsible for themselves and to think about the consequences of their behavior. Parents do this by providing clear, reasonable expectations for their children and explanations for why they expect their children to behave in a particular manner. They monitor their children's behavior to make sure that they follow through on rules and expectations. They do this in a warm and loving manner. They often, "try to catch their children being good" and reinforcing the good behavior, rather than focusing on the bad. For example, a child who leaves her toys on a staircase may be told not to do this because, "Someone could trip on them and get hurt and the toy might be damaged." As children mature, parents involve children in making rules and doing chores: "Who will mop the kitchen floor, and who will carry out the trash?" Parents who have a democratic style give choices based on a child's ability. For a toddler, the choice may be "red shirt or striped shirt?" For an older child, the choice might be "apple, orange or banana?" Parents guide children's behavior by teaching, not punishing. "You threw your truck at Mindy. That hurt her. We're putting your truck away until you can play with it safely."
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your son hits another child at baseball practice. You would...
    • A. 

      Get mad, and tell him that he is a terrible person, and tell the other boy to hit him back.

    • B. 

      Tell him that it is not right to hit people, make him apologize, and take away a privilige if this is a repeat offense.

    • C. 

      Ignore it and just let them either play or fight.

  • 2. 
    Your son and his friends have made a big mess in your playroom and now want to go play outside. You would...
    • A. 

      Yell at them, and make them clean it up.

    • B. 

      Let them go out and play and you clean it up.

    • C. 

      Help them clean up by making a game out of who can pick up the most toys

  • 3. 
    If your pre-teen daughter wants to rent an R rated movie that her friends have all watched, you would...
    • A. 

      Get angry, and now don't let her watch any movies.

    • B. 

      Let her rent the movie.

    • C. 

      Help her select a more age approprite movie, or talk to the other parents and see what they would do and if it is alright to watch.

  • 4. 
    Your daughter is putting off going to bed because she says that she wants something to eat, and you...
    • A. 

      Get mad and make her go to bed hungry.

    • B. 

      Let her eat whatever she wants.

    • C. 

      Let her have a nutritious snack, but tell her that she will have to start eating more at dinner so that she isn't hungry at bedtime.

  • 5. 
    When your kids do their chores you...
    • A. 

      Get mad, yell and make them clean it right away.

    • B. 

      Do them yourself.

    • C. 

      Give them a helpful reminder and tell them they need to take responsibility and should get it done before they can go out and play.

  • 6. 
    When your childd takes a tantrum you...
    • A. 

      Get mad , and send them to their rooms.

    • B. 

      Give in to get them to stop whining.

    • C. 

      Don't give in, and after discuss with them how their are better ways to show their fustration.

  • 7. 
    Your children get in trouble and you react by...
    • A. 

      Yelling, and or spanking.

    • B. 

      Ignore it.

    • C. 

      Ask them what they did, why they did it and if they understand that it is wrong and go over other ways to deal with the situation so they don't get in trouble again.

  • 8. 
    When grocery shopping your child says they want a toy.
    • A. 

      Get mad and tell him he can't have any new toys.

    • B. 

      Buy it so that he doesn't have a tantrum.

    • C. 

      Tell him no, but explain that you will bring him back to buy it when he saves enough of his allowance.

  • 9. 
    If your preschool age daughter wakes you up for having a bad dream how would you react?
    • A. 

      Get mad at her for waking you up and tell her to go back to bed and that you will talk to her about it in the morning.

    • B. 

      Let her go back to sleep wherever she wants.

    • C. 

      Comfort her and help her go back to sleep once she calms down.

  • 10. 
    The main idea of parenting and disicpling is...
    • A. 

      Get you kids to listen to you no matter what.

    • B. 

      Make sure everyone is happy and is always getting what they want.

    • C. 

      Teach your children why your rules are important and help them learn to make good choices on their own.

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