At one time or another, all children misbehave or do things that could be harmful, that are “ wrong”, or that parents don’t like.
Example include: hitting someone, whining, not picking up toys, forgetting homework, throwing food, refusing to go to bed, having a tantrum, lying, wanting a cookie before dinner, running into the street, arguing back, coming home late.
Parents have many different ways or styles of dealing with these types of problems. The following are items that describe some styles of parenting. For each item, choose the circle that best describes your style of parenting during the past two months with the child indicated above.