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What type of father are you?

Ever wondered how strict a parent you are compared to other parents?
Psychology research shows that the the way you parent can have an influence on your child's development. Take our quiz to find out how strict a parent you are and what's your parenting type.

Four Parental types

  1. Assertive - An assertive parent sets clear boundaries and rules and is loving and nurturing. Also called authoritative.

  2. Strict - A strict parent sets clear boundaries and rules but is not that responsive to the child. Also called authoritarian in psychology research.

  3. Indulgent (Love without limits) - An indulgent parent asks little of the child but gives the child plenty of attention.

  4. Neglectful (Too busy to be present) - A neglectful parent does not ask anything of the child and does not give the child much attention.


For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.

Please provide your email at the end of the quiz to allow us to inform you what type of father you are. 

Fathers should provide direction but also listen and discuss their kids' concerns.
Society would be better if fathers were more strict with their kids.
Kids should make most of their own decisions without fatherly direction.
There shouldn't be rigid rules for kids' behavior.
Fathers should provide direction and guidance in rational and objective ways.
Children should be told exactly what to do and how to do it.
Kids can make up their own minds and do what they want to do.
Kids need to learn early who the boss is in the family.
Children should get their way as often as their fathers do.
Fathers should discuss the reasons behind their policies with their kids.
Children should follow their parents' orders without asking questions.
Fathers should make their expectations of their children very clear and open to discussion.
Fathers shouldn't restrict children's activities or decisions.
Children should conform to what parents know is right.
Kids should be encouraged to discuss family rules and restrictions.
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