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Question of the Week - Parenting Style

I took one of those little quizzes on Facebook the other day. It was What Is Your Parenting Style? It was pretty limited in the questions and answers, but it's just a fun little quiz.

I didn't need to take it, because I pretty much know what my parenting style is. The answer it gave was right on. But it also got me thinking if other people even bother to name their parenting style or can figure out how to describe themselves.

So this week's question of the week is:

What's your parenting style?

My answer to the quiz was Kinda Crunchy. That's pretty much where'd I'd put myself. I tend to fall on the attachment parenting (AP) side of the spectrum, and I am also more of a relaxed parent than a worrier or helicopter parent.

What about you? What would you call yourself? Where on the parenting style spectrum do you fall?

Comments

paola said…
I'm in the authorative category, but I think, most of the people who read your blog ( and Moxie's) fit into that group. I'm therefore in one of the sub-groups. Maybe crunchy too(what, it's been a week since the kids got a bath? )but less AP than you (no co-sleeping, used CIO, for example). A great worrier when the kids were small(Why isn't Zoe putting on weight?, Why is Noah sleeping so much - I know craaaazzy!). Much more relaxed after no.2 turned 1)
Karen said…
I guess I'd call myself Instinctual. I don't have a style, per se, I just do what my gut tells me.
hush said…
"Kinda Crunchy" = me, too!
Becoming Mommy said…
It's funny, I got asked this a few weeks ago by someone who wanted to know what it was we were doing different because Sasha's quite a bit ahead of her kids and, well, big.

I really couldn't think of what my parenting style is because it's really not a concious choice. I just do what works and so Sasha really takes the lead in my choices. Yeah, we're the parents, but there's no sense in trying to dictate when a kid is ready or interested, ya know?

I still don't know. It doesn't seem to follow any one wrote style.
caramama said…
@Paola - I had totally forgotten the term authoritative parenting. You are so right about that. Thanks for reminding me of the term!

@Karen - I love the term Instinctual. I think Londo would probably put himself in that category, too.

@hush - I'm so glad I've found other kinda cruchy parents online, because I don't really know many IRL. :-)

@Becoming Mommy - My guess is you would also fall under the Authoritative Parent. Although it also sounds like you're an Instinctual Parent. But there's no need to label yourself, right?
Geeks in Rome said…
definitely instinctual, but also part clown, part philospher, part poet, part art freak, large part mean homeroom teacher, part Mother Theresa, part Jane Goodall, part fierce diplomat, human rights advocate.

And a lot of other things, but I am definitely consistent!
paoal said…
Wupps, Gard my speeling is geeting outa control. I culd hav swarn I had spilt 'authoratitive' write. Sorry fawlks.
Cloud said…
I'm aiming for authoritative. With a side of "out of control scientist who thinks this development stuff is just TOO fascinating and keeps trying to apply science to my parenting problems, with mixed success."
Anonymous said…
Brim over I acquiesce in but I think the list inform should secure more info then it has.
caramama said…
@Geeks in Rome - I love it! You can be all those things, and more!

@paola - haha! I may be great at grammar, but I'm awful at spelling. I couldn't live without spell check.

@Cloud - The development stuff IS fascinating, isn't it? And science surely has its place in parenting.

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