What Kind Of Parent Are You” (Quiz & Facts!)
Which type of parent are you? there are three categories a parent can fit under: Authoritarian -this is a parents-know-best approach that emphasizes obedience, children MUST do as I say!; Permissive -which provides few behavioral guidelines because parents don’t want to upset their children… The children are in charge!; and Authoritative -which blends a caring tone with structure and consistent limit-setting, the healthiest approach to raising children!
In an ideal world both parents would be Authoritative because it provides the healthiest relationship for everyone living in the home. Some households have mixed parenting styles and that isn’t necessarily bad, if , and only if, the styles are not too different and both parents have a united front. Kids need clear messages about what parents expect from them and what the consequences will be. If you are having trouble working out parenting styles with your spouse seek counseling. Get the help you both need for the sake of the children.
Have fun taking the quiz!
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