What's My Parenting Style?


This self-test will give you insight into your basic parenting style and help you determine those factors that influence your parenting decisions.

The test is lengthy, but completing it will give you valuable information regarding your feelings about anger, fear and sadness - in both yourself and your child - as outlined in the book, The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, Ph.D.

The quiz consists of 81 TRUE or FALSE questions. You will need to mark your answers down on a separate piece of paper. If you are not sure of an answer, choose the answer that seems to match your feelings the closest.

Please answer honestly. There are no right or wrong answers.

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Taken from A Self-Test: What Style of Parent Are You? The Heart of Parenting,

p.43-48, John Gottman Ph.D., ©1997 Simon & Schuster





My Parenting Style: Take the Quiz