Please answer TRUE or FALSE for each question and keep track of your numbered answers 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.
My Parenting Style Quiz - Part 1
1. Children really have very little to be sad about.
2. I think that anger is okay as long as it's under control.
3. Children acting sad are usually just trying to get adults to feel sorry for them.
4. A child's anger deserves a time-out.
5. When my child is acting sad, he turns into a real brat.
6. When my child is sad, I am expected to fix the world and make it perfect.
7. I really have no time for sadness in my own life.
8. Anger is a dangerous state.
9. If you ignore a child's sadness it tends to go away and take care of itself.
10. Anger usually means aggression.
11. Children often act sad to get their way.
12. I think sadness is okay as long as it's under control.
13. Sadness is something one has to get over, ride out, not dwell on.
14. I don't mind dealing with a child's sadness, so long as it doesn't last too long.
15. I prefer a happy child to one that is overly emotional.
16. When my child is sad, it's time to problem-solve.
17. I help my children to get over sadness quickly so that they can move on to better things.
18. I don't see a child's being sad as any kind of opportunity to teach the child much.
19. I think that when kids are sad they have overemphasized the negative in life.
20. When my child is acting angry, she turns into a real brat.
21. I set limits on my child's anger.
22. When my child acts sad, it's to get attention.
23. Anger is an emotion worth exploring.
24. A lot of a child's anger comes from the child's lack of understanding and immaturity.
25. I try to change my child's angry moods into cheerful ones.
26. You should express the anger you feel.
27. When my child is sad, it's a chance to get close.