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What kind of parent are you?

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  • What kind of parent are you? Question 1 of 8

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    Your child refuses to eat their breakfast. You would:
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  • What kind of parent are you? Question 2 of 8

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    Your child got into a fight on the playground. You would:
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  • What kind of parent are you? Question 3 of 8

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    Your child wants to play soccer. You would:
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  • What kind of parent are you? Question 4 of 8

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    Your child is taking piano lessons. You would:
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  • What kind of parent are you? Question 5 of 8

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    Your child makes a sloppy birthday card for her father. You would:
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  • What kind of parent are you? Question 6 of 8

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    Your child tracks mud in the house. You would:
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  • What kind of parent are you? Question 7 of 8

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    Your child got a C on their math test and feels discouraged. You would:
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  • What kind of parent are you? Question 8 of 8

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    A friend comes to visit and your child hides behind you. You would:
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  • You have sky-high expectations and want your kids to be the best at everything they do. "Tiger parents are very demanding of their children, but these high standards can motivate kids to succeed and help them reach future goals," says Joseph Sclafani, Ph.D., author of The Educated Parent 2. Just recognize when it's time to tame your inner tiger. "Too much pressure can be counterproductive, so if you notice your child is anxious or fearful, dial it back," says Dr. Sclafani.

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    You are very close with your children and spend a lot of time together as a family. "Helicopter parents have gotten a bad rap, but they should be commended for creating strong bonds with their children and taking an interest in what they do," says Joseph Sclafani, Ph.D., author of The Educated Parent 2. "The key is learning when to let go."

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    You acknowledge your kid's feelings, but also encourage them to solve their own problems. You are willing to compromise, but know when it's time to put your foot down. When you do, you always offer your kids an explanation. "Negotiating with your children (i.e., 'If I let you stay up late to watch your favorite show, you can't complain when it's time to get up for school') makes kids feel empowered and validates their feelings," says Joseph Sclafani, Ph.D., author of The Educated Parent 2.

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    You're skeptical of the rules and don't want discipline to hinder your child's free spirit. "Kids need freedom and independence, so it's good to take your hands off the wheel and let them steer for a while," says Joseph Sclafani, Ph.D., author of The Educated Parent 2. That said, every kid needs some rules and boundaries, so don't stick your head in the sand and be afraid to set some guidelines.

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