You might think you're parenting in the modern age, but odds are your parenting style matches a decade long passed! Do you know which decade your parenting style matches? Take these 10 questions and find out!
Your child is throwing a temper tantrum in the store. What do you do?
Threaten to leave them if they don't stop
Pick them up and leave the store
Scold them openly
Hug them and console them
Threaten to put them in time out at home
What profession would you most want your child to have one day?
Wall street trader
What do you spend the most time doing?
Cooking and cleaning
Catching up on work
Running my kids to activities
Would you let your child go to sleep-away camp?
How would you describe yourself as a parent?
How do you get your kids to eat their vegetables?
I lie to them
I sneak it into other foods
I promise to reward them
I simply force them
Your parenting style matches the 1940s! You believe that if you're working hard to run your home that your kids should pitch in and do their fair share. You're all about teaching them a sense of purpose and responsibility. You use play as a reward rather than something that just happens naturally. While some might see you as overly committed to routine, one would be hard pressed to find a Mom that does more for her children than you.
Your parenting style best matches the 1950s! You believe that kids should learn that they're capable of doing things on their own from an early age. You don't coddle or let them run the show. Instead, you stay firm in your beliefs and in your values. You're the perfect amount of strong and nurturing without bending to your child's every whim.
Your parenting style best matches the 1960s! Though you may be a free spirit personally, when it comes to parenting, you're pretty set on making sure that your children can do things for themselves. You don't entertain them every minute of the day or spoil them rotten. You make sure that they are loved and cared for, without leaving them helpless when they reach their teen years. You try to teach gratitude, hard work, and self reliance. Go you!
Your parenting style best matches the 1970s! You're a free range parent through and through! You don't understand why other parents are so on top of their children, always checking in, hovering, and dictating every little thing they do. You let your kids simply be kids without being too overprotective or too lax.
Your parenting style best matches the 1980s! Your children are 100% your world. Your kids don't orbit around you, rather they are the center of your universe. You love to give your children all of the opportunities and things that you may not have had as a child. In other words, you're aiming to give your kiddos a magical childhood experience!