Raising kids is one of the most fulfilling roles you'll ever play, but that doesn't mean its easy! Do you know what your best technique is for raising kids? It's time to find out what type of parent you really are! Take these 10 questions and find out.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Spend more time doing one on one activities with my kids
Catch up on some much needed "me" time
Meditate and practice gratitude
Make everything from scratch
Learn a new skill
How would the other parents describe you?
Fun and easy going
What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?
Watching my kids grow up
Learning new skills and challenging myself
Finding fulfillment in the little things
Having another child
Working on my career
Getting married or remarried
What's the toughest lesson you've had to learn?
That things aren't in my control
That life comes at you fast
That my happiness is up to me
To be grateful for the little things
That my actions are emulated by my kids
What's your greatest fear when it comes to hiring a babysitter?
They won't reinforce my parenting style
They'll be too strict
They'll be too lax
They won't be a good role model
They won't send enough updates
What do you do once your kids are in bed for the night?
I go to bed too
I have a drink and watch some TV
I write in a journal or recount my day
I catch up on chores
I check my social media accounts
How do you react during a temper tantrum or meltdown?
I give them a time out
I ask them to explain why they feel the way they do
I leave the store
Pretend it isn't happening
Threaten to take things away
What would you tell your child if they were feeling discouraged at school?
I would tell them to keep trying and never be ashamed to ask for help
I would point out all of the ways they're thriving
I would reassure them and spend time tutoring them each night
I would explain that they'll have to try a little harder
I would praise them for their accomplishments and help them learn from their failures
You most want your child to be...
Your parenting technique is to encourage special skills! Not only do you never underestimate the power of unstructured play, but you recognize your child's unique gifts and talents. Each day you show your children that through ambition, hard work, and practice, they can accomplish their wildest dreams!
Encourage Special Skills
The parenting technique that you implement most often is to not try and fix everything. Though it can be tempting to try and solve every problem for your little ones, you always give your kids a chance to find their own solutions. By doing this, your teaching your child self reliance and resilience, two invaluable skills!
Don't Try And Fix Everything
The parenting technique that you often implement is making warm memories! Childhood flies by in the blink of an eye. Though your children likely won't remember everything you say to them, they will recall the family rituals and traditions. Acts such as bedtime, reading, game night, and trips will turn into warm memories they will carry forever.
Make Warm Memories
The parenting technique that you implement is being a role model for your children! You understand that kids most often learn by watching their parents. When you model ethics, respect, and good behavior: they learn right from wrong without having to stumble along the way.
Be A Role Model
The parenting technique that you implement is teaching and demonstrating how to practice gratitude. You know that practicing gratitude for what you have makes for a better life and a better outlook. Each night, you ask your child what they're grateful to have. Not only will this teach kids to place value on the right things, but it makes everyone involved feel much better!