Check if you are using the authoritarian parenting style

Authoritarian parenting style provides clear and inflexible rules for children. A parent sets the family goals and expectations in this parenting style. There is nothing bad about authoritarian parenting. It is just one of the three styles — Authoritarian, Equalitarian, and Permissive, as described by Dr. Phil. Authoritarian parenting is known to be decisive, efficient, assertive, task-oriented, strict, and rigid.

There are ten questions in the following quiz to identify four levels of authoritarian style: high, dominant, average, or low. These questions are prepared based on Dr. Phil’s parenting quiz.

At the end of the quiz you will be told what level of authoritarian style you demonstrate. Note again that authoritarian parenting is not a negative thing. It is just more directive. As Dr. Phil mentioned, this style leads to a better structure, which many children may need.

You will need a real browser (chrome, safari, explorer, or firefox) to play this. I do not think the WordPress App will be able to execute this interactive quiz.

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2 thoughts on “Check if you are using the authoritarian parenting style

  1. I am sure that I have my reasons. I am quite a lenient parent but having done the quiz, I might have to agree. I’m old school. I was raised by baby boomers and older. I’m Filipino Catholic! I’m an overachiever. I’m a Type A, obsessive-compulsive perfectionist! BUT, I do spoil kids and I can be a friend, until they start thinking I’m like their friends. 🙂 Thanks for the quiz. It’s enlightening.
    1. Haha 🙂 Some parents told me that their style was detected as equalitarian as authoritarian by two different quizzes. That makes perfect sense. We cannot really separate sides of our personality. The quizzes just give us some items to think about. Thank you for visiting and writing a detailed comment.

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