The Ultimate Sarcastic Parenting Quiz

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About This Quiz

This quiz will be able to tell you, definitively, whether or not you’re a good parent. Answer these 25 questions and find out how much money you should be socking away for your children’s future therapy!

How much attention should you pay a child?

Everyone's needs and abilities are different and they can change from day-to-day or sometimes even hour-to-hour, when it comes to parenting. Take care of yourself and your kiddos as best you can given what they need in the moment and what you're able to give.

If children express remorse, as a parent, you should:

Encourage empathy but reacting supportively when your child expresses remorse.

Your toddler is hungry and won’t sit quietly. The best parental reaction is to:

Kids have their own unique personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. Where they're at developmentally will vary too. Make sure you're keeping your expectations realistic.

You want to instill in your children a love of reading, therefore you:

Showing your love of reading is the best way for kids to learn to love reading.

When your children speak to you, it’s important to:

Make eye contact and actively listen to a child that's talking with you so they can learn the right way to interact with others based on your example.

Demonstrating unconditional love for your child is:

All parents can and should demonstrate unconditional love for their children, even if, and perhaps especially if, their behavior is not ideal.

Family communication:

Communicating as a family is vital to healthy child development.

When negotiating with a child, a good parent will:

Negotiating is an unavoidable part of parenting and remaining sane. Tackle it smartly and kindly.

One useful parenting tactic is:

Choices are an excellent strategy to have in your parenting tool kit. It guides children while encouraging their independence.

A large part of your job as a parent is to:

A difficult but beautiful part of any parent's job is helping their child mature into strong, kind adults.

When it comes to buying items for your child, a good parent will:

Wise parents are intentional about the number of toys that children are given -- not too much, not too little.

Teaching kids to help and be kind is:

Kids want to help. As parents, it's our job to nurture and guide a child's natural inclination to pitch in so it becomes a lifelong habit.

A whiny child is a sign of:

Kids whine for a very simple reason: it works. Whining gets parents' attention. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that the child is likely not trying to be irritating but may actually be asking for help.

Getting your kids to listen is:

Listening can be a tough life skill for children to learn. There are a variety of strategies parents can use like empowering kids with information, giving choices, stating expectations. This takes practice on the part of both parents and children.

If your child complains of boredom, you should:

Let your kids be bored! Their identities emerge when they are left to their own devices. They pick up a pencil and draw or go out in the backyard. They follow their own dreams and thoughts. The activity will be self-directed and will foster self-direction.

When it comes to parenting, trusting your gut can be smart.

Everyone's got an opinion, especially when it comes to raising children, but keep in mind that no one knows your child better than you do, so trust your instincts.

Establishing family traditions is:

Family traditions are an excellent, and fun, way to engage your children.

Deciding how many children to have is:

This can be a difficult question to answer and is very personal.

Which of the following is an example of effective parenting?

Effective parenting comes in all shapes and forms. If you love your child and do your best as a parent, then it's very likely you'll be an effective parent.

When it comes to praise, children, and parenting:

There's no secret formula to praise, and experts say understanding the when, where, and how of praising is an important tool in raising confident kids with a healthy sense of self-esteem.

Which of the following is an important factor to keep in mind when dealing with young children and challenging behavior?

Young children are driven by emotions, not logic, so irrational behavior is normal and to be expected.

Which of the below is a sound strategy to help foster independence in children?

There are lots of ways to promote self-determination for kids. The key is to create opportunities where your child can feel happy, safe, and free within the world around him.

One of the best ways to help your child learn and grow in a healthy way is:

When your neighbor's 8-month old son is babbling up a storm but your daughter is 9 months and still silent, it's hard to avoid comparisons but it's more important to consider who your child is.

The parenting principle of "picking your battles" is:

Knowing when to kick up a fuss and when to lay low is a huge parent sanity saver.

When devising consequences and punishments, a good parent will:

Many parents find consequences tricky, and for good reason! When you’re giving a child a consequence, it’s important to make it flow naturally from the child’s choice or action so they can learn to make a better choice in the future.

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