The Ultimate Raising Children Quiz

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The Ultimate Raising Children Quiz
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About This Quiz

Raising children is no easy feet. Most parents want well-adjusted and intellectual children, but few parents know how to achieve this. Take this quiz and learn some tips on how to raise socially, emotionally and academically successful children.
What should you do with your kids if you need to get a chore done?
let them play freely
set up an activity
Your kids are less likely to get into trouble if they are engaged in a fun activity. Try setting up something fun for them to do while you complete your chore.
let them watch television

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What simple activity can keep a toddler busy for a long time?
water and cups
Toddlers love playing with cups and water. This can keep them entertained for awhile. The mess created by this activity, however; is another story.
coloring
blocks

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Why do toddlers make such a mess around the house?
Toddlers learn through exploring.
Toddlers are generally not trying to be mischievous when they create a mess. Rather, toddlers learn best by exploring, which can lead to a trail of mess throughout your home.
Toddlers are very mischievous.
both of the above

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How can your encourage independence in your toddler?
store toys at child height
give your toddler finger food
both of the above
Toddlers frequently want to do things on their own. Encourage this independence by making your toddler's toys accessible to him or her and provide your toddler with finger food for independent feeding.

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When speaking with your child avoid:
saying what they shouldn't be doing
raising your voice
both of the above
Your child learns by example. Tell your child what he or she should be doing rather than what they shouldn't be doing. You should also avoid raising your voice or using “put downs” when talking to your child.

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What should you do if you need to say “no” to your child?
Say “no” firmly.
Provide an explanation for the “no.”
Don't just say “no” without an explanation and a reasonable alternative. Children need to develop reasoning and problem-solving skills, even at a young age.
Distract your child after you say “no.”

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When having a “conversation” with your toddler, you should:
listen and be patient
put your child's feelings into words
both of the above
Toddlers need opportunities to try out their new language skills. Actively listen to your toddler and provide help with labeling feelings.

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What should you do if your children get into a fight?
Give them a chance to work it out themselves.
Separate them and give them time to cool down.
either of the above
As long as no one is getting hurt, give your children a chance to work through their own fights without parental intervention. If things get heated, then separate your children and give them time to calm down.

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How can you improve your child's bedtime ritual?
develop a bedtime routine
listen to their fears
both of the above
It's important to develop a consistent bedtime routine, such as bath, story and song before bed. You should also listen to your child's fears about the dark and bad dreams and provide insight or help for these fears.

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What is a common disadvantage of being a stay-at-home mom?
manual labor
lack of an accomplished feeling
both of the above
Many stay-at-home mothers feel exhausted after a day of manual labor. Many mothers also report feeling like they accomplish little in the day.

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What is one of the most important predictors of a well-adjusted child?
parental well-being
Your own well-being, as well as the well-being of your child's other parent, is the best predictor of your child's social, emotional and academic success.
strict parental discipline
social support

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Which of the following relationships best predicts your child's well-being?
spousal relationship
Above all else, your relationship with your partner or spouse is the most important relationship in the household.
sibling relationship
parent-child relationship

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What percentage of a child's well-being is determined by the quality of the parent-child relationship?
5 percent
15 percent
According to the Cowans, well-known researchers in the field of family psychology, only 15 percent of a child's well-being is determined by the parent-child relationship. Another 15 percent is determined by the spousal relationship.
30 percent

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How can your improve your family's well-being?
make your spousal relationship a priority
make yourself a priority
both of the above
Many parents put their kids ahead of all else. It's important to still take time to care for your relationship with your partner and to care for yourself.

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Your parenting styles are somewhat determined by your own experiences as a child with your own parents. What percentage of a child's well-being is determined your family history?
5 percent
15 percent
30 percent
Your own experiences as a child definitely shape, either positively or negatively, how your raise your children. According to the Cowans, approximately 15 percent of your child's well-being is shaped by your own family history.

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