Thursday, June 5, 2008

Parenting style

I took this quiz from Crazymama's website. I thought it was interesting. It is probably more true then I would like to think! The major difference: I DO believe in authority! (especially my own!;) For some reason my kids have a hard time with the concept. Does this quiz mean that this is my fault? Things that make you go hmmm....

This was my result:

Your type is: istp —The “Give 'Em Their Space” Mother

“My feelings are my own business. Not theirs.
So I honor their privacy too.”

Non-intrusive and respectful of differences, the ISTP mother gives her children the personal space they need to develop as separate, self-sufficient individuals. As children grow and mature, she enjoys observing how each one becomes his or her own person. She seeks to accept and honor each child’s interests, opinions, and choices.
The ISTP mother does not believe in authority or control for its own sake. Instead, she favors a non-directive approach. Yet she has high expectations for each child’s self-discipline as a key to self sufficiency.
To these ends, the ISTP mother wants to “be there” for her children—to meet their basic needs and keep them safe. Her goal is to help her children think for themselves and take responsibility for their own actions.

2 people know I love comments!:

Holly Janeen said...

what a great kind of mom you are! :)

and as for your ideas for how to feel better while sick... its hard for me to say, because i havent ever really been sick *knock on wood!* but i can imagine that it would be VERY frustrating.
i think, though, that one of the hardest things for someone as fabulous as you, who is used to being the one giving, its hard to ACCEPT service when you cant give it.
so while you go through these times, and people offer to help you... allow them to- because they want to.
if you really want to do a service that is doable from bed, family history is the way to go! :) haha...
other than that... i say priestood blessings, reading good books, lots of rest, eating whatever you possibly can keep down, and lots of love from the family is what you need!
(like i am even an expert!?haha..)

Shelli said...

I loved this quiz! I'm an ENTJ -- "Executive Mom." It fits! Maybe it will help me this summer.