Our thoughts and beliefs influence our feelings and behavior. Respond to the following and consider how your responses may affect your parenting style.
Check all that apply:
___ I can predict if my child will do what is expected.
___ As a parent, it is important that people think I am doing a good job.
___ There are times when I find things are totally unacceptable and out of control!
___ Many things are right or wrong, good or bad – that is just the bottom line.
___ There are things people simply must do, or avoid, to be a good parent.
___ I tend to react emotionally at times – I am a sensitive person.
___ It is important to control the outcome of things, especially if it affects your children.
___ I think the world should be fair for everyone.
___ It is possible to change other people with enough time and concern.