Is your parenting style laid back, are you more of a Helicopter Mom, or do you belong to the most dreaded and feared species of them all, the Tiger Mom? Answer these 3 questions to find out.
1. When your kid comes home from school, do you…
A. Join him at his desk and pull up your chair – you like to get started ASAP on “our” homework
B. Make him an after-school snack (no sugar) before he starts his homework
C. What homework? Homework can wait. Let’s go to a movie!
2. When you have an upcoming parent/teacher conference, does your daughter…
A. Plead with you to stop sending tweets to her math teacher…and cancel the Facebook friend request to her science teacher while you’re at it
B. Give you a heads up on any issues that might come up in the meeting
C. Beg you not to wear your neon pink miniskirt
3. When your teen has a project that’s due at the end of the week, do you…
A. Panic. You have less than a week to decorate the poster board, print and laminate the report, and make sure your teen has rehearsed a few dozen times
B. Offer to proofread your teen’s second draft of an essay for spelling and grammar issues
C. Decide that most projects are optional. Suggest that your son skip the project and just do some extra credit later to make up for it.
If you answered A, B, or C to any of the questions — Congratulations. Your son or daughter in middle school or high school will probably benefit from reading You Rock! How To Be A Star Student & Still Have Fun.