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Are You A Controlling Parent?

Take this quiz to find out.

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  1. You are at the park and your kid trips and falls, then gets up right away without crying. Do you:

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    Instinctually get up, but then sit back down and say, "You're okay!"
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    Immediately rush over and check to make sure they aren't bleeding.
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    Stay seated and give them the thumbs up.
  2. Your kid really, really wants to be in art class, but the class interferes with an extracurricular activity you KNOW WOULD BE GREAT FOR THEM. Do you:

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    Try to persuade them to try the activity you want them to do, but if they’re still invested in the the art class, let them do that instead.
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    Sign them up for the class you prefer and tell them they can do the art class another time.
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    Sign them up for the art class because you want them to do something they are passionate about.
  3. Your 10-year-old wants to go to a week-long summer camp. Do you:

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    Research the camp and make an appointment to meet the supervisor, then once everything checks out, let them go.
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    Let your kid go. You used to love summer camp!
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    Worry the supervision may be minimal and that being away that long seems a bit dangerous. You let them attend a local day camp instead.
  4. You're at the zoo, and your kid is begging you to go to the petting area. Do you:

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    Skip the petting area because animal have germs, and your kid won't be able to wash them all off.
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    Go to the petting area, but tell your kids they have to wash their hands after.
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    Check to see how much hand sanitizer you have first. If you have plenty, then they can go.
  5. Your kid is having a couple friends over and they are playing in your backyard. Do you:

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    Stay in the backyard the entire time to make sure everyone is playing fair and that no one gets hurt.
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    Keep an eye on them from the window and go out occasionally to offer drinks or snacks.
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    Tell the kids you'll be inside and to come get you if they need anything.
  6. Your 9-year-old gets invited to a kids-only pool party for a classmate's birthday. Do you:

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    Skip the party because your kid really hasn't mastered swimming yet.
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    Let them go, but remind them to stay in the shallow end and use floaties if they need to.
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    Let them go, but tell the host you'd like to stay.
  7. You’ve just got your kid their first cell phone. Do you:

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    Tell them what sort of things you do and don’t approve of, and trust them to listen. But if at any time you suspect they aren’t following your guidelines, you will install a parental control app.
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    Immediately install a parental control app because the internet is whack!
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    Roll your eyes at parental apps. You wouldn’t have gotten them a cell phone if you didn’t think you could trust them to use it appropriately.
 
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