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what type of parent are you

Would you say you are a free-range parent or a helicopter parent? Something in between?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:15 AM on Feb. 27, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (9)
  • Probably in between, I dont hover but i do pay attention and stay aware at all times of what is happening, I like my kids to be independent but with rules and boundries.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 3:39 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • I am a very good momma and My DD has a very good daddy also we are all about our DD. We pick are battles with her at times she's 1 1/2yrs old so time-outs have began and the terrible 2's have also began so it's all about picking your battles and teaching her the rules. We are pretty laided back parents. She is are one and only so there is a little bit of spoiling her also.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:47 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • I'm super cautious, a tad over protective, of my near 4 year old. It's mainly because of my childhood, and how many times, in the horrible area I lived in had sickos try to lure me their car, chase me, had to hide.... eek I'm an overprotective person. Hopefully I'll give some more pull when he's old enough to understand more about what I teach him, and his sister about strangers and such. Then I'd feel comfortable not being so cautious and protective.

    Answer by Skepticchick at 3:53 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • in between

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 6:01 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • I try to be an authentic parent:


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:10 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • Was a Strict parent. Believed kids should mind their parent. Do as they are told.   Non of this talking back, like I see now days.


    Answer by louise2 at 6:48 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • I'm in-between. When I tell my dd not to do something and she doesnt it anyways, she gets a punishment,ususally time-out. But when they get older I plan on being more leaniant on other things. I dont want my children to be scared or ashamed to tell me things and resort on doing them behind my back. I was a teenager and I know that if a child wants to do something, they will do it wether their parents approve or not!

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 8:04 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • Free ranged. My kids don't have many rules but are expected to be polite and well behaved.

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:34 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • Inbetween. I know where she is and what she's doing at all times. But I don't hover.

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 12:09 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

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