Parenting Style

Posted On September 14, 2009

Filed under life, parenting, self

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I found this parenting style quiz at  Take it for yourself.

Here are my results:

Shaping Their Character:

Laissez-Faire – You fit the classic laissez-faire parent profile; you think it’s important that your kids develop and grow in the way that they choose, and you don’t want to set any kind of expectations for them. You may hope that your children learn from your example, but you’re not interested in spelling out behavioral guidelines or forcing them to follow rules. And when it comes to family decisions on everything from vacations to deciding on a name for a new baby brother, it’s essential that your kids’ views are taken into account.
Making the Rules:
Authoritative – When it comes to setting rules and expectations with your kids, you’re the grownup and you know what’s best. And since this is the case, it’s not really necessary to always explain the logic or rationale behind your rules and expectations. you’re also scrupulously fair: you do your best to apply your standards equally to each child. Parents who take this approach believe that it’s important for parents to make decisions for their kids and that, generally, rules and expectations shouldn’t be open to discussion.
Enforcing Dicipline:


Firm but Fair – You’re firm, but fair. In general, you take an assertive approach to discipline. You think it’s best, since being direct lets kids know what’s expected of them. At the same time, parents like you indicated that children should be allowed some room to be free and explore; you’re happy for your kids to experiment and take chances (within reason), as long as they respect and obey their parents. There’s no purpose served by being overly strict.
This actually sounds a lot like me.  So, take the quiz and see how accurate it is for you.  It is definately eye-opening and it really makes you think about how you raise your kids.

3 Responses to “Parenting Style”

  1. Sprite's Keeper

    Totally me too!

  2. Casey

    I’m not sure I want to know what type of parent I am.

  3. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Fun quiz, and pretty on the money.

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