Quiz: What's Your Parenting Style?

Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett and Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker in Modern Family
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Are you more authoritative or permissive?

Every parent raises their kids differently, but there are four types of parenting styles everyone falls into. Take this quiz to discover your style!

 Aug 06, 2018
1 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Which phrase do you say to your kids most often?
"You're the boss."
"Let's talk about it."
"You're on your own."
"Because I said so!"
2 of 10Choose Your Answer:
It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?
They're in bed, asleep
They're watching a movie with me right now
They might be at a friends house, but I don't know
Ummm...
3 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Which words best describes you as a parent?
Absent
Indulgent
Autocratic
Democratic
4 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Do you have high expectations for your kids?
Not really
Absolutely
I don't have any expectations
They're high, but achievable
5 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Is your child open to talking to you?
More often than not
I prefer not to talk to them
Sometimes
Not at all
6 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Do you always enforce your rules?
All the time
Fairly often
Not at all
It's hit or miss
7 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Do you let your kids do whatever they want whenever they want?
Depends on what it is
Absolutley not
Of course
Sometimes
8 of 10Choose Your Answer:
What are other people's biggest critiques about your parenting style?
I'm too flexible
I'm too lenient
I'm too absent
I'm too harsh
9 of 10Choose Your Answer:
How much time do you spend with your child?
We're glued at the hip
A decent amount, but I don't smother them
I rarely spend any time with them
It all depends on what they want
10 of 10Choose Your Answer:
Would you let your children eat candy for breakfast?
If it's what they want, then sure
Maybe once, but only for a very special occasion
Never in a million years
I don't really care what they eat, as long as I don't have to make it
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According to researchers, there are four different types of parenting styles: Authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved. Though every parent raises their children differently, everyone fits into one of these four categories. Wondering which style is most similar to yours? Take our quiz now to find out!