How liberal a parent are you?

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    How liberal a parent are you?


    http://www.queendom.com/tests/minitests/fx/parent.html



    Results of "The Test"
    How liberal a parent are you?

    Your score = 35



    What does your score mean?

    Your answers showed that your parenting approach is a mix between liberal and conservative. In certain situations, you take the open-minded, relaxed approach and let your children make their own decisions and level with them about sensitive topics. In others, however, you draw a line and set boundaries; perhaps, for example, you just wouldn't smoke up with your kids or get your daughter a boob job. Depending on which situations you opposed, this likely means that you make your parenting decisions on a case-by-case basis. You want to give them some room to mess up so they learn to use their heads, but you also don't want to encourage any destructive or potentially harmful habits. You try to provide guidance and set a good example for your kids without being overly imposing and restrictive. All in all, you set limits on your kids while managing to keep the lines of communication open. While there is no one sure-fire recipe for raising kids, this is the approach many parenting experts would agree is most beneficial. Keep using your judgment and you're on the right track!
     
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    What does your score mean?
    According to your answers, you lean towards the conservative end of parenting. Perhaps this was the way you were raised so you naturally fell into this style, or you've given it serious thought and come to the conclusion that children need firm guidance. The truth be told, there is no one right way to approach parenting; psychologists and parenting experts themselves cannot pin down any set of rules for raising good kids - simply because every child is different, and we have no definition of the "good child". Do you want your kids to stay innocent and sheltered or become street-savvy and self-sufficient? Do you think kids should have freedom to make their own decisions and learn from their mistakes, or do you prefer to guide them towards becoming responsible citizens? You seem to have chosen the guidance route -you want to be an example, set limits, and teach them the difference between right and wrong. You're surely providing your children with a firm idea of what is acceptable and what it isn't and teaching them responsibility for their actions. Just be sure not to go to the extreme end of the spectrum; total control can often backfire. Your children might, for example, feel uncomfortable to talk to you about sensitive issues like birth control or drugs, or even rebel against you just to assert their individuality. Balance is the key.
     
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    My score was 15

    According to your answers, you lean towards the conservative end of parenting. Perhaps this was the way you were raised so you naturally fell into this style, or you've given it serious thought and come to the conclusion that children need firm guidance. The truth be told, there is no one right way to approach parenting; psychologists and parenting experts themselves cannot pin down any set of rules for raising good kids - simply because every child is different, and we have no definition of the "good child". Do you want your kids to stay innocent and sheltered or become street-savvy and self-sufficient? Do you think kids should have freedom to make their own decisions and learn from their mistakes, or do you prefer to guide them towards becoming responsible citizens? You seem to have chosen the guidance route - you want to be an example, set limits, and teach them the difference between right and wrong. You're surely providing your children with a firm idea of what is acceptable and what it isn't and teaching them responsibility for their actions. Just be sure not to go to the extreme end of the spectrum; total control can often backfire. Your children might, for example, feel uncomfortable to talk to you about sensitive issues like birth control or drugs, or even rebel against you just to assert their individuality. Balance is the key.
     
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    Results of "The Test"
    How liberal a parent are you?

    Your score = 45






    What does your score mean?
    Your answers showed that your parenting approach is a mix between liberal and conservative. In certain situations, you take the open-minded, relaxed approach and let your children make their own decisions and level with them about sensitive topics. In others, however, you draw a line and set boundaries; perhaps, for example, you just wouldn't smoke up with your kids or get your daughter a boob job. Depending on which situations you opposed, this likely means that you make your parenting decisions on a case-by-case basis. You want to give them some room to mess up so they learn to use their heads, but you also don't want to encourage any destructive or potentially harmful habits. You try to provide guidance and set a good example for your kids without being overly imposing and restrictive. All in all, you set limits on your kids while managing to keep the lines of communication open. While there is no one sure-fire recipe for raising kids, this is the approach many parenting experts would agree is most beneficial. Keep using your judgment and you're on the right track!
     
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    What does your score mean?
    Your answers showed that your parenting approach is a mix between liberal and conservative. In certain situations, you take the open-minded, relaxed approach and let your children make their own decisions and level with them about sensitive topics. In others, however, you draw a line and set boundaries; perhaps, for example, you just wouldn't smoke up with your kids or get your daughter a boob job. Depending on which situations you opposed, this likely means that you make your parenting decisions on a case-by-case basis. You want to give them some room to mess up so they learn to use their heads, but you also don't want to encourage any destructive or potentially harmful habits. You try to provide guidance and set a good example for your kids without being overly imposing and restrictive. All in all, you set limits on your kids while managing to keep the lines of communication open. While there is no one sure-fire recipe for raising kids, this is the approach many parenting experts would agree is most beneficial. Keep using your judgment and you're on the right track!
     
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    oops! number score was 35
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    Results of "The Test"
    How liberal a parent are you?

    Your score = 70






    What does your score mean?
    Your score on the test showed that you are an extremely open-minded and liberal parent. You likely believe that children should not be shielded from life's harsh realities, but treated like little adults. You want your kids to learn from their experiences and make decisions for themselves, even if they make some big mistakes along the way. Chances are, you think extremely conservative parents "squelch" their kids' individuality and are under the false impression that they can actually control what their children do. You'd rather be a friend and support than push your kids to take the path you envision for their lives. Just make sure you use your judgment - there are certain things kids are just not mature enough to deal with in an adult way, and they could form bad habits at an early age or even be taken advantage of. While there are certainly benefits to open communication, children and even teens need certain limits in order to learn self-control. You may want to take a good look at your liberal approach and consider the long-term affects on your children. After all, they are going to have plenty of pals throughout their lives, but someone needs to be their parent!








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    Your answers showed that your parenting approach is a mix between liberal and conservative. In certain situations, you take the open-minded, relaxed approach and let your children make their own decisions and level with them about sensitive topics. In others, however, you draw a line and set boundaries; perhaps, for example, you just wouldn't smoke up with your kids or get your daughter a boob job. Depending on which situations you opposed, this likely means that you make your parenting decisions on a case-by-case basis. You want to give them some room to mess up so they learn to use their heads, but you also don't want to encourage any destructive or potentially harmful habits. You try to provide guidance and set a good example for your kids without being overly imposing and restrictive. All in all, you set limits on your kids while managing to keep the lines of communication open. While there is no one sure-fire recipe for raising kids, this is the approach many parenting experts would agree is most beneficial. Keep using your judgment and you're on the right track!
     
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    What does your score mean?
    According to your answers, you lean towards the conservative end of parenting. Perhaps this was the way you were raised so you naturally fell into this style, or you've given it serious thought and come to the conclusion that children need firm guidance. The truth be told, there is no one right way to approach parenting; psychologists and parenting experts themselves cannot pin down any set of rules for raising good kids - simply because every child is different, and we have no definition of the "good child". Do you want your kids to stay innocent and sheltered or become street-savvy and self-sufficient? Do you think kids should have freedom to make their own decisions and learn from their mistakes, or do you prefer to guide them towards becoming responsible citizens? You seem to have chosen the guidance route - you want to be an example, set limits, and teach them the difference between right and wrong. You're surely providing your children with a firm idea of what is acceptable and what it isn't and teaching them responsibility for their actions. Just be sure not to go to the extreme end of the spectrum; total control can often backfire. Your children might, for example, feel uncomfortable to talk to you about sensitive issues like birth control or drugs, or even rebel against you just to assert their individuality. Balance is the key.
     
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