Parenting Style Quiz

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Parenting Style Quiz

1) Parents need to be as strict as possible when it comes to raising their children

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

2) Children are certainly not capable of making all of their decisions by themselves

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

3) Parents need not give any explanation for the rules they are making their children follow

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

4) When it comes to enforcing or giving direction, parents don’t have to necessarily be rational since they know what is best for their child

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

5) The parent should be clear in their explanation of what they expect from their children, and must be explicit about even the tiniest of details

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

6) Children need to know early on that the head of the household is the parent

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

7) Children should not ask the parent the reason for their rules, even if they may seem confusing to them

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

8) No child should be encouraged to discuss the rules of the family since it might bring up more problems and may undermine the authority of the parent

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

9) Children should not be allowed to do whatever they want

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

10)  Parents need to be in charge of the activities of their children at any cost

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

11)  If the parent think that something is right, children also need to think so and must not question this

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

12) When the parent asks the child to do something, the child needs to do without asking any further questions

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

13) Children should be clear about what the consequences of their misbehaviors are

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

14) Those who say that yelling or spanking a child is immoral are clearly in the wrong

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

15) From the child’s education to even their leisure activities, everything needs to be decided by the parent

a.  A definite yes

b. Maybe

c.  A definite no

Results of the Parenting Style Quiz

While this Parenting Style Quiz has certainly covered the most common styles of parenting in society today, this is certainly not a definite assessment. At the same time, the questions here can be great for helping you become more self-aware of your parenting behaviors.

If your answers were mostly a’s, then your parenting style is an authoritarian one. This means that you tend to control every aspect of your child’s life since you know what is best for them. However, this can lead to many negative behaviors and you might want to loosen the reins.

If your answers were mostly b’s, then your parenting style is a flexible one. You know where to give and take control with your child. At the same time, your child may still not be clear as to who has the last word in the family and you might want to be a little clearer with them.

If your answers were mostly c’s, then your parenting style is a lenient one. You know that your child is a human being and is capable of making their own decisions. But this may not be too clear for them and you may want to try being a little firmer with them.

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