Do you ACTUALLY know what type of parent you are? Find out your parenting style so you can... * Understand your children's behaviour; * Improve your children's chance for success. DesiStefanova published on July 286 responses 0 Questions in vertical order Which of these statements describes you best? My child's day has a structure with set rules and a planned bedtime. I spend long hours at work and can't observe rules or planned bedtime. I don't like rules and plans and I often go with the flow to accommodate my child's moods. My rules are very strict and I expect them to be followed no matter what. How is it in your household? I have a healthy open line of communication with my child. My child never complains or shares anything so they are fine, I don't need to get involved. I am my child's best friend. I am reserved in the amount of nurturing and warmth I show to my child because I want them to grow up strong and confident. Your child is... My child shares with me their experiences daily and asks me for my opinion. We discuss issues together. My child finds socialising difficult, has no friends and does not trust others. My child is insecure, doesn't like sharing, has poor academic success due to behaviour problems at school. My child is shy, has low self-esteem, tends to be fearful and to associate obedience with love. Which word best describes you as a parent? Pick one only. productive carefree/careless indulgent bossy Pick the one that best describes your situation. My child understands my expectations for their behaviour and knows there are consequences for bad choices. I let my spouse deal with my child, I don't get involved. I have lots of work and I'm tired. I avoid conflict with my child and usually bribe them with big rewards. I often find myself using punishment to make my children behave or do what I ask.