Are You a Pesky Parent?

Do you give your child enough space to learn, to play, to create? Take our quiz and find out.

Quiz

Do you give your child enough space to learn, to play, to create? Take our quiz and find out.

1. Being an avid baseball fan, you are thrilled when your son says he wants to play pee wee baseball:

  • However, your work schedule doesn't permit you to attend the games.
  • For one hour each day, you have your son practicing and throwing; you want him to be the next Babe Ruth, don't you?
  • You make sure you attend some of his practices and games and are thrilled to see your child having fun.

2. Your child comes home with a new drawing she did in class. You:

  • Let her know it's a nice picture, but then show her how to make it even better.
  • Are too busy to really look at it and add it to the heap in your top drawer.
  • Ask about her lovely art work and then display it on the refrigerator.

3. Your child comes home from kindergarten and lets you know that she knew all her colors when the teacher asked. You say:

  • "Isn't that terrific! I'm proud of you."
  • "What do you feel like having for dinner?"
  • "Isn't that terrific! You must be the smartest person in the class!"

4. Your daughter and her new friend have just had a disagreement. Your daughter has come home in tears:

  • You call her friend's mother and demand an apology from the daughter.
  • You tell her to stop crying and say, "It can't be that bad."
  • You ask her what happened, and why she's upset.

5. You and your kid go down to the local park. He sees a group of boys he wants to play with. You:

  • Let him play wherever he wants as long as he's back at the bench in 20 minutes.
  • Encourage him to go over and make new friends.
  • Go and introduce him to the boys and stay there until someone talks to your kid.

1. Being an avid baseball fan, you are thrilled when your son says he wants to play pee wee baseball:
You make sure you attend some of his practices and games and are thrilled to see your child having fun.

2. Your child comes home with a new drawing she did in class. You:
Ask about her lovely art work and then display it on the refrigerator.

3. Your child comes home from kindergarten and lets you know that she knew all her colors when the teacher asked. You say:
"Isn't that terrific! You must be the smartest person in the class!"

4. Your daughter and her new friend have just had a disagreement. Your daughter has come home in tears:
You ask her what happened, and why she's upset.

5. You and your kid go down to the local park. He sees a group of boys he wants to play with. You:
Go and introduce him to the boys and stay there until someone talks to your kid.

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