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What Kind of Parent Are You?

What Kind of Parent Are You?

T-Mobile recently asked me to participate in their Mom to Mom quiz, a fun quiz geared to moms of teens and tween to determine their parenting style.

They are trying to promote awareness of their new Family Allowances plan which enables parents to set limits on their teen and tweens cellphone usage. I suppose so that you don’t end up one of those unfortunate parents that gets a $3000 cell phone bill one month. I can tell you right now that that would make my head spin right off of its shoulders.

None of my kids have a cell phone yet, though the day is drawing near. Whenever I do purchase a cell phone and cellphone plan, I will be looking for something that will enable me to have some control, should it be needed.

The quiz was easy, quick, and fun.

According to the quiz, I am Sgt Strict. Which is sort of funny if you knew me personally. I don’t think that I am strict. I firmly believe in natural consequences and respect. Respect goes both ways, you can’t expect to get it from your kids unless you are giving it too. But maybe nowadays not being a push-over means that you are strict. Did I just say now-a-days? Holy cow I AM turning into my mother, aren’t I?

Take the quiz and tell me how it rates you. Just click on the link above.

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  1. Tracey says:

    Apparently, I am Sgt.Strict also…and damn proud of it! LOL

  2. Nicki says:

    I am also SGT. Strict. Then again, I also believe in consequences and respect. I’m ok with the label.

  3. Kate says:

    I got Quick Whit

  4. t in hd says:

    I was a quick wit, or something like that. I forget now what exactly they called it. Anyway, the quiz annoyed me. Too many questions involved mobile phone use (only realized afterwards that it was sponsored by T-Mobile, duh) and too often, the questions didn’t give any reasonable answer options. But hey, it’s nice to be called a wit, LOL.

  5. Kathi says:

    Yeah I was Sgt. Strict too but really? When did it become unfashionable to actually parent your children and teach them about consequences. Maybe if more people were personally responsible we would not be having the economic meltdown we are having right now. Of course, with the government bailouts, being personally responsible now just means that you pay your bills and someone elses too. Maybe I should just lighten up already and let my kids run wild!!

  6. Gina says:

    Sgt. Strict here. The questions concerning texting were a bit over the top, as my kids have cellphones but NO texting. My reason for this: it’s a phone, not a typewriter, leave a voicemail. The boys have tried to cajole me into allowing texting by saying they may have to contact someone but can’t make a call, I countered with if you can’t make a call, you probably shouldn’t be on the phone in the first place. They are healthy and active kids, show no sign of physical,emotional or social detriment due to lack of texting. My reward is kids who understand and follow rules, and have respect not only for themselves, but for others.

  7. KellyB says:

    I’m a terrific teach. must be that love and logic class i’m taking.

  8. Jen says:

    Huh, I wonder if the more younger kids you have the sgt. strictier you are and the more older kids, the quick wittier? I was a quick wit and would have thought that many of my answers would have qualified me for strictness. Then again, my older 2 are 18 and 15, so there’s laying down the law and…there’s laying down the law in a funny way, so they don’t realize they’ve been railroaded for a while.

    For instance, the bike and bus line has definitely been used around here. No extra cars for kids and no unnecessary driving..unless it’s for mom.

  9. Woman with Kids says:

    Sargent Strict. I have no problem with that, ask the boys.

  10. lluvia says:

    I am so strict the download to take the quiz was taking to long, I exited. My son is almost 17 and doesn’t have a cell phone. He needs to learn to have eye contact and learn about maintainging space with them also a cell phone isn’t going to teach him that. A cell phone will only deter him from reaching his goals. I still take him where he wants to go and ask him if he wants he can invite a friend. That’s real old school isn’t it. But I am proud of it and he is a good kid.

  11. Brigitte says:

    Gee, I took away the cell phone and publicly humiliated my virtual child, but it claimed we were “best buds”. Don’t know if the virtual child would think so!

  12. Kim says:

    I’m Sgt. Strict also, which I kind of guessed beforehand. I kind of feel like you, Chris, that I’m not really strict, but I’m strict by today’s standards. I just read an article recently about how todays kids are the rudest generation yet. Parents now are so quick to give in and defend their children, rather than stand up for what’s actually right, that our kids feel entitled to anything and everything. After reading that, I really don’t feel so badly about being the strict parent anymore.

  13. Deborah says:

    I was a quick wit, although my two girls would probably have called me sgt. strict when they were teenagers. My 13 year old son thinks I’m strict, of course he is the only middle school kid in our county with no cell phone.

  14. JaeInSa says:

    I was rated as Quick Wit. Granted I have no kids of my own, but being aunt to 17 nephews and nieces has taught me a thing or two—mainly that I am so glad that I can hand them over at some point. :D

  15. Isabel Kallman @AlphaMom says:

    proud to say that I am a Quick Wit.

  16. The 6-S Ranch says:

    I’m a little embarrassed to say “Free To Be.” Hardly…WTF???