Parenting Styles


Parenting Styles Assessments


All parents have beliefs and attitudes about how children should be raised, known as their parenting style. These influence how we respond to children’s needs and demands and the skills and attitudes children learn. Some styles are healthier than others. They are also typically passed on from you to your child when he/she becomes a parent.

The 5 parenting style assessments measure how much you align with different styles. Your scores will let you know if you are in the 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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Parenting Styles & Dimensions Questionnaire

Individual Parent

Area

Parenting Styles

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages

2—18 years

Measures

Authoritative, authoritarian, or permissive attitudes and behaviors toward raising children.

Rationale

Parenting styles are powerful forces in determining outcomes for children. Some styles are better for children than others. The organizing attitudes, beliefs, and thoughts about how best to raise children are represented in parenting styles. Whether a parent uses an authoritative, authoritarian, or permissive style is determined by the amount of structure, responsiveness, and support for a child’s independence. This assessment allows you to know how much of each style you use and if your main style is related to better or poorer outcomes for children.

#Scores

3

 


Parenting Styles & Dimensions Questionnaire

About Both Parents

Area

Parenting Styles

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages

2—18 years

Measures

Authoritative, authoritarian, or permissive attitudes and behaviors toward raising children. *Parent completes about themselves & about their spouse/partner.

Rationale

Parenting styles are powerful forces in determining outcomes for children. Some styles are better for children than others. The organizing attitudes, beliefs, and thoughts about how best to raise children are represented in parenting styles. Whether a parent uses an authoritative, authoritarian, or permissive style is determined by the amount of structure, responsiveness, and support for a child’s independence. This assessment allows you to know how much of each style you and your spouse/partner use and if your main style is related to better or poorer outcomes for children.

#Scores

6

 


Parenting Scale

Area

Parenting Styles

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Individual child

Ages

2—18 years

Measures

Parenting style behaviors and attitudes, particularly around discipline.

Rationale

Disciplining children is a necessary part of being a parent. Certain discipline styles are less effective, leading to more child behavior problems and damage to a child’s emotional development.  This can be the case when parents use permissive or lax discipline, authoritarian or over-reactive discipline, and verbosity which is the use of lengthy, intense verbal exchanges with the child. This assessment allows you to know how much of each style you are using with your child and if it is in the problematic range.

#Scores

3

 


Child-Rearing Practices Report

Area

Parenting Styles

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages

2—12 years

Measures

Nurturing and restrictive attitudes and behaviors in raising and socializing a child.

Rationale

A main task for parents is socializing a child to live and flourish when interacting with others. How well a child is able to do this hinges on how a parent raises their child to follow rules and expectations and the degree to which they show appropriate warmth and recognize a child’s wants and needs. This assessment allows you to know if you are striking the right parenting style balance between being nurturing and restrictive.

#Scores

2

 


Emotion-Related Parenting Styles

Area

Parenting Styles

Respondent

Mothers, Fathers

#Children

Any number

Ages

2—18 years

Measures

Thoughts, feelings, and behaviors around children’s emotions, particularly sadness, fear and anger.

Rationale

One major task of parents is to teach their children about their emotions. How parents deal with negative emotions is particularly important for how well this socialization goes. It impacts the degree to which children can express and regulate their emotions-this is often called emotional intelligence. This assessment allows you to know if you are helping or hindering your children with your beliefs and the way you deal with their challenging feelings.

#Scores

4