Confidence & Satisfaction


Confidence & Satisfaction Assessments


Being a parent is one of the most important roles we have. It is also one of the most challenging. We can be unsure how to parent well and especially if it is not going well, it can shake our confidence. In addition, feeling isolated and having regrets can all eat away at being able to enjoy and be satisfied in the parental role. Children pick up on this and it undermines the ability to be an effective parent.

The 9 parental confidence & satisfaction assessments measure your level of confidence and satisfaction in your role as a parent. Your scores will let you know if your feelings are in a range that is cause for concern. The in-depth report helps you interpret your results. 

You’ll receive the link to each assessment on the completed purchase page and by email. You complete the assessment directly on any device and receive your results immediately. 

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What Being the Parent of a New Baby is Like

Area

Confidence & Satisfaction

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

Birth—12 months

Measures

Feelings and behaviors when parenting infants.

Rationale

Transitioning to being a parent, both the first time and thereafter, is a major life event. To do so successfully calls upon the gaining of confidence and comfort in the parenting role. The personal meaning your baby has for you and how your life changes after the birth impact how you feel about being the parent of a new baby. This assessment allows you to know if your level of confidence and satisfaction are in the range that indicates positive outcomes are likely for your child or if there is cause for concern.

#Scores

3

 


Being a Mother Scale

Area

Confidence & Satisfaction

Respondent

Mothers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

Birth—2 years

Measures

Feelings a woman has of enjoyment and confidence as a mother of a very young child.

Rationale

Transitioning to motherhood represents a major life change, whether you are a new or previous mom. This change can represent significant rewards as well as challenges. When a mother feels isolated, has regrets, lacks confidence in caring for her child, or isn’t feeling connected this can seriously undermine her ability to cope and disrupt the attachment relationship with the child and be damaging to a mother’s emotional well-being. This assessment allows you to know if you are in the healthy range or in a range that would be problematic.

#Scores

1

 


Parenting Tasks Checklist

Area

Confidence & Satisfaction

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

18 months—8 years

Measures

Feelings of competence in handling specific disruptive child behaviors.

Rationale

Parenting sometimes means having to deal with children being difficult, like disobeying you or talking back. This can be especially the case in certain situations like running errands or when parents are busy with other tasks. How much confidence you have in dealing with these events can translate into how your child responds to you correcting and managing them and to how you feel about parenting. This assessment allows you to know if your feelings about your ability to deal with your child during challenging times indicates a healthy level of confidence or if this is problematic.

#Scores

2

 


Parental Locus of Control

Area

Confidence & Satisfaction

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

2—18 years

Measures

Feelings raising a child is controlled by the parent or external forces, including child.

Rationale

Locus of control refers to the degree we believe we have control over events and their outcomes. Parents have a locus of control when it comes to parenting and childrearing. Where this falls on a continuum impacts feelings of competence and satisfaction in the parental role. Additionally, these feelings influence how one deals with a child and can lead to a child having better adjustment or poorer adjustment, especially seen in their behavior. This assessment allows you to know where your parental locus of control is on the continuum of internal to external.

#Scores

6

 


Parenting Sense of Competence

Area

Confidence & Satisfaction

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages

Birth—18 years

Measures

Feelings of competency about parenting skills and knowledge, and value and comfort from being a parent.

Rationale

Competence is related to feeling that one has the skills needed to do the job of parenting. It is highly connected to satisfaction. Parents who are low on a sense of competence often feel less confident because they see themselves as not as capable in the role of parent. When they feel this way it is sometimes hard to be happy. In these circumstances, the way a parent interacts with their child can suffer. This assessment allows you to know if your parenting sense of competency is in a range that could be problematic for you and your children.

#Scores

3

 


Parental Satisfaction Scale

Area

Confidence & Satisfaction

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages

Birth—18 years

Measures

Feelings of satisfaction and the personal importance of being a parent.

Rationale

Parenting comes with feelings of enjoyment but also burdens. This can happen when it is difficult or feels restrictive. Parents can differ as well in their views of the importance of parenting in their personal lives. When satisfaction is low, parents often feel unhappy and disengaged. This can lead to ineffective parenting practices which then make it difficult for children to experience the best outcomes. This assessment allows you to know if your feelings of satisfaction are strong and positive or if they are of concern.

#Scores

3

 


Parenting Satisfaction Scale

Area

Confidence & Satisfaction

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages

1—18 years

Measures

Feelings of satisfaction about the parent-child relationship, how one is parenting the children, how one’s spouse/partner acts as a parent, and how fulfilling the parental role is.

Rationale

There are several important influences on parent satisfaction. A parent can feel differently in these various areas. If satisfaction is low across the board, it can be difficult to stay positive. When parents are struggling across many dimensions they can feel like it is very hard to cope and it is more difficult to be the warm, effective parent children need. This assessment allows you to know your levels of parent satisfaction and to determine if they are in a range that is cause for concern. 

#Scores

6

 


Self-Perception of the Parental Role

Area

Confidence & Satisfaction

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages

Birth—18 years

Measures

Perceptions and feelings of competence, satisfaction as a parent, commitment to children, and balancing different life roles.

Rationale

The role of parent becomes a part of how adults with children define themselves. The commitment level and balancing being a parent along with other roles can be a cause for satisfaction or one can struggle with these. When the role of being a parent is not becoming a natural part of one’s identity it can lead to dissatisfaction and make raising children difficult. This can lead to less than optimal outcomes for them. This assessment allows you to know where you fall on the continuum of parenting wellness in how you see your role as parent.

#Scores

4

 


Parental Rational & Irrational Beliefs 

Area

Confidence & Satisfaction

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages

2—18 years

Measures

Thoughts and beliefs about themselves and children when they disobey.

Rationale

Adults naturally hold beliefs about themselves as parents. These have a powerful influence on their emotions and their parenting practices. These beliefs can be reasonable and logical or they can be unrealistic and more illogical. What types of judgments you make about yourself and your children when you are frustrated can lead you to either feel confident and happy or miserable. In turn, these feelings are passed on to and impact children. This assessment allows you to know if your beliefs are more rational or more illogical and potentially damaging to you and your children.

#Scores

2