Parenting Test / 19 questions Welcome to your Parenting Quiz / 19 Questions Quiz results will be emailed to you within 10 minutes upon completion. Be advised it may appear in your Junk or Spam folders. Name Email Question 1: A child will not go to bed without crying. Do you? Let them cry it out Go in every 30 minutes to calm them down in between crying to assure them they are not alone Go in every 5-10 minutes to calm them down in between crying to assure them they are not alone Lay with them only until they fall asleep Lay with them all nightQuestion 2: Your infant will not let anyone but you hold them without crying. Do you? Leave them alone until they stop crying Leave them alone for 5 mins at a time until they get used to it Make them go to someone else, so they are at least not alone, even if they are screaming Hold them continuously, until they will grow out of this I enjoy them needing me this much, I don’t mind having them with me constantlyQuestion 3: Child won’t stop trying to touch the hot stove. Do you? Discipline them each time they approach the stove Hold their hand over the hot element close enough to show how hot saying, hot, ouch Tap their hands each time saying ‘ouch’, ‘no’, ‘don’t touch’ until they understand Keep just picking them up and moving them away from the stove Turning the stove off while the child is around, figuring they will learn this when they are olderQuestion 4: Child throws a temper tantrum in a grocery store: Do you? Discipline in the grocery store Take the child out to the car and discipline and/or reason with to fix behavior Work with the child trying to encourage them to stop, without giving into their demands. If all else fails, then go home and try again later Give the child what they want so they will stop crying Just let them cry no matter what others think or sayQuestion 5: Your child takes toys away from their sibling. Do you? Discipline and make him/her give the toy back Take the toy away from both of them Make your child give the toy back to the other child, and apologize They need to learn to share, so you do nothing They will work it out, the stronger one will win, the weaker one will learn to loseQuestion 6: Your child is between 2 and 3 and you can’t seem to get them potty trained. Do you? Not allow pull ups, and if they have an accident, show disapproval Sit for hours with them in the bathroom trying to encourage them to go Just keep trying patiently, while encouraging them to be a big girl/boy Bribe them with treats or prizes to go potty Don’t worry about it assuming they will figure it out later Question 7: Your child tells you a lie. Do you? You punish your child for the lie Give a consequence and make the child apologize Find out why the child lied and try to make it a learning lesson Make him or him apologize and forget about it Assume your child will outgrow the lying stage in timeQuestion 8: Your child starts to swear, and it becomes more consistent. Do you? Discipline every time you hear them swear Put oil of oregano in their mouth each time they swear (tastes bad but is healthy for them) Start a Swear Jar, explaining that you will put money in there each time you swear as well Discuss with them how rude this is and explain how you feel when you hear them swear Ignore it, they will either outgrow it or be like most people in the world and swearQuestion 9: Your child starts to steal often. Do you? Discipline every time they steal Make him/her take it back each time you find out and apologize Go to counselling to find out the source of the reason for the continual stealing Explain why stealing is bad, asking them how they would feel if someone took something very important of theirs All kids steal, they will outgrow it Question 10: You find out your child bullies other children: Do you? Discipline them each time you hear they have bullied someone Make your child do some community service after apologizing to their victims. Make them apologize and make amends with the child/ren they have bullied Discuss this with your child, asking them how they would feel if it was done to them Chances are the child did something to your child, so they deserve what they gotQuestion 11: Your child starts to want luxuries (more than the needs that you provide for him) Do you? Say no, explaining that they can have extra things when they are older and can get a job Encourage your child to do more than their weekly chores to earn extra money Give the child an allowance so they can learn how to save, and spend wisely Reward your child with a few luxuries they want occasionally for exceptional behavior Hand him money whenever he wantsQuestion 12: You think it is time your child starts to do chores: Do you? Make a chore list each day that needs to be done and allow no play time until completed Give a weekly household chore, up and above their regular daily personal chores with no compensations believing we all have to do our part Give allowance, but contingent on getting weekly chores done Give the child chores, only when they ask for money to teach them to work for what they want No, my child doesn’t have to do chores. They will have to do chores as an adultQuestion 13: Your child won’t put their things away. Do you? Discipline every time you see something not put away Call them back every time until it is done Once a day do a house hold pick up session where everyone helps It is easier to just pick it up myself and worry about bigger parenting issues My parents picked up after me, and I turned out ok, so I will do the sameQuestion 14: You find out your child is not doing their homework. Do you? Ground them from everything until the teacher informs you the child is back on track Give the child time to do homework every night with full supervision and if not done they cannot do anything else’s Sit with the child every night and help them with their homework It doesn’t matter as long as they are passing Do some or all of the work for them as they are smart, and you know itQuestion 15: You find out your child is smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol. Do you? Take them to the police and hope that will scare them enough to stop Ground them from all friends and contact with the ones you think influenced them Have a consequence and keep an eye on them but understand you might not catch every time they do drugs Talked to them about the dangers of drugs but know they will probably do it anyway Everyone does drugs, it’s ok Question 16: You find out your child is skipping school often. Do you? Ground them from everything but school until you see an improvement Threaten to walk them to every class Give a consequence once a week after calling the school for a progress report to see if they have skipped If their grades are passing, I won’t interfere It is their life, if they want to screw it up, they will learn eventually, even if they must repeat a grade Question 17: Your child starts asking you for money. Do you? Say no, explaining that nothing is free Ask them what it is for, and if it is reasonable, allow them to do extra chores to earn the money Give an allowance, but only for completed weekly chores Give an allowance Hand over whatever they ask for. After all, life is hard, I want to make it easier for themQuestion 18: Your child starts cutting and/or other forms of hurting themselves. Do you? Go through their things to find out what might be the cause of this. Lovingly but firmly enforcing stronger rules on what they listen to, read, and friends they hang out with Get counseling right away Bring it up and start asking questions to find the source of this. Asking them how you can help and/or if they want professional counseling. Offering extra love and affection Make yourself available to talk, showing love & affection but allowing them work it out Leave it be, to draw attention to this subject might make it worseLast question: Your child wants to go to college or university, do you? Tell them to get a job and start saving Offer to pay for extras only, but you will loan them the money, interest free for the tuition Offer to pay for tuition only, and they have to pay the rest Offer to pay but only if they keep their grades up Pay for everythingThank you for taking the quiz. Please note: This assessment is only intended to help you get to know more about yourself as a parent without judgment. These findings may or may not be what you feel is the truth. Live your own truth. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Lynda Harlos2018-12-15T19:12:35+00:00 Share This Post FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+Pinterest 2 Comments becky February 10, 2019 at 1:42 am - Reply fun quiz . maybe soem of the questions should have a age of the child…..:) Lynda Harlos February 10, 2019 at 2:13 am - Reply Good idea, but would love your input Becky, so please tell me which ones do you think should have an age on them? Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.