If there's one thing the world really excels at, it's labeling parents. Moms in particular. It seems like everyone loves to judge and immediately slap a label on a person's parenting style. (And it's, need I say, pretty obnoxious.) Strict and run a tight ship? OMG, you're totally a Tiger Mom! Roar! Trust your kid walk to his friend's house alone? You're a Free Range Parent! Immediately pop up and rush over if your kid scrapes his knee at the playground? You're a Helicopter Parent!
Ever wonder where you fall on the parenting label spectrum? Or where people think you fall (i.e., how they label you)?
Below is a handy-dandy little quiz to tell you which kind of parent you are. Take it if you dare to come face to face with the truth ...
(Note: This is for entertainment purposes!)
1. You're at the playground with your child when he falls and starts crying. You:
- A -- Ask your kid what the hell they're doing at the park when there's studying to be done.
- B -- Go over and make sure he's okay and give him a kiss to make it better.
- C -- Call 911.
- D -- Do nothing at all.
- E -- Laugh and go back to texting.
2. Your child comes home and tells you that someone was making fun of them. You:
- A -- Ask your child if the bullying interfered with any studying.
- B -- Make him some chocolate chip cookies, give him a hug, and ask him if he wants to talk about it.
- C -- Move so your child can change schools.
- D -- Tell them it's fine and not to worry about it. They can handle it.
- E -- Roll your eyes and ask if their whining is going to cut into The Bachelor.
3. Your child learns something new -- to tie their shoelaces; the alphabet. You:
- A -- Blink at them, unimpressed.
- B -- Exclaim, "Great job!" and tell them how proud you are of them.
- C -- Were hovering over them the entire time to ensure they didn't get hurt/were doing it properly.
- D -- Tell them it's cool ... over the phone. You're in Barbados when this happened, and he's home alone.
- E -- Sarcastically say, "Wow, awesome, dude. I did that 100 years ago," and go back to smoking.
4. Your toddler starts throwing a temper tantrum because she wants a piece of candy. You:
- A -- Take the piece of candy and slowly put it in your own mouth in front of them.
- B -- Tell them candy isn't safe for kids their age and let them know they can have a cookie after lunch.
- C -- Dive over the piece of candy and quickly hand feed them an organic apple.
- D -- Say, "Sure, whatevs."
- E -- Give them two pieces ... you just don't want the whining to interrupt your stories.
Wanna know what kind of mom you are? Click through for the answers!
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