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Quiz: what kind of a parent will you be?

By raincoaster

Hmmm, more people should take this kind of test in advance, if you ask me.

If you are already a parent (and why else would you be reading this blog) then take my advice: just keep re-taking this quiz and tweaking the answers until you get the result you want, then post it in your blog and if the kids give you any sass at some point in the future, you just point and say “random internet quizzes DO. NOT. LIE.”

You Will Be a Cool Parent

You seem to naturally know a lot about parenting, and you know what kids need.

You can tell when it’s time to let kids off the hook, and when it’s time to lay down the law.

While your parenting is modern and hip, it’s not over the top.

You know that there’s nothing cool about a parent who acts like a teenager… or a drill sergeant!

I must confess, though, I was somewhat handicapped by the fact that I do not know what middle school is. Isn’t that lunchtime? That’s in the middle of school. Right?
Angelina Jolie in Cannes

12 Responses to “Quiz: what kind of a parent will you be?”

  1. Glinda Says:

    No surprises here.

    You Will Not Be a Cool Parent

    And that’s pretty okay. While your kids may not think of you as a friend, they will respect you.
    You know that kids need discipline and structure, and you’re not afraid to give it to them.
    Just be careful that your strictness doesn’t lead to rebellion.
    It’s good to have standards and rules, but you don’t need to have an iron fist when enforcing them.

  2. me Says:

    Middle school is the same as junior high, except that the format is different. If I’m not mistaken, the junior high emulates the high school setting.

  3. raincoaster Says:

    But…they hadn’t invented Junior High when I was in school either. Are we talking 12-15? I’m serious, my graduating class was 6 people; we’re lucky we had more than one room!

  4. Jennie Says:

    Raincoaster, I don’t have kids but I tested out as a cool parent. In the real world, there is Kindergarten, usually 4 and 5 year olds. Then 6 years of grade school. Middle school is 7 thru 9 in most areas (ocassionally 7 is grade school) Then 10 thru 12 is High School.

  5. OhLivia Says:

    I am cool parent! However, I’m also 18 so that might (maybe? a little?) have influenced my answers (please don’t ask why I read this blog, but I do, regularly). I’m sure in a few years I will think back about how I am now and keep my children on lockdown.

  6. raincoaster Says:

    Thank you. See, where I went to school we had Grade 13, too. Sometimes I think I grew up in the Twilight Zone.

    Actually, that would explain a great deal.

  7. shell Says:

    middle school is grades 6-8, while junior high is grades 7-9. when i was in school, you went to elementary school for k-6th, then junior high for grades 7-9 and high school for grades 10-12. they’ve changed it so that kids supposedly acclimate better. now kids go to elementary school for k-5th, middle school for grades 6-8 and high school for grades 9-12.

  8. Leah Says:

    If only it were so easy as to have three choices for all of life’s dilemmas – kinda like a Cosmo quiz (which always told me how level-headed and balanced I was, even though I wasn’t).

  9. raincoaster Says:

    Maybe they just meant level-headed and balanced for a Cosmo reader? Taking advice from Helen Squirrelly Brown can’t be good for a grown woman!

  10. class-factotum Says:

    I would have no interest in being a cool parent. I would want to be a good parent who raises happy, well-adjusted children who would be happy, well-adjusted, productive adults whom anyone would be glad to have as a friend, next-door neighhor, or employee (or boss!). If that means no R movies at age 13 and grounding when they break the rules, so be it.

  11. Never teh Bride Says:

    Where I grew up, Middle School was just another name for Junior High, i.e., grades six through eight.

  12. raincoaster Says:

    But, see, we didn’t have Junior High either. My principal would say we didn’t deserve it, I’m sure. He was an unending delight.

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