What Kind of Dad Will You Be?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What Kind of Dad Will You Be?
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About This Quiz

Nothing can make you lose sleep more than wondering what type of parent you'll be! Will you be strict? Will you know how to soothe your children? Will you lose your mind trying to get Junior out of the store without $37 worth of candy? Will your kids like you? Questions like these can make you almost as crazy as a 12-hour "Peppa Pig" marathon. 

Stop right there! It doesn't have to be this way. Parenthood is a never-ending learning process, and it's true when they say that it will come to you naturally. Deep within you, you've developed a ton of parenting skills that you probably don't even know you harbor. Once you answer the questions in this quiz, you'll unlock all of those fatherly instincts hiding beneath the surface. 

Are you on the road to becoming the type of dad who wears a cape, or will you be the type who never leaves home without a stopwatch and an agenda? Tell us about yourself, respond to some potential parenting situations, and the sort of dad you already are at heart will be clear. Then, you might be able to get some sleep. You might want to enjoy it now before you find out the hard way. 

What type of dad will you be? Scroll down and get started to find out! 


Father holding baby with dirty diaper Are you freaked out by dirty diapers?
TBH ... yes!
I have changed plenty of them.
I'm sure I'll get over it.
I'm more freaked out by vomit.

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Teenager boy What kind of advice would you give the teenage version of yourself?
Be more confident!
There's no point in shaving those two whiskers.
Pay more attention in school.
You don't need that much hair gel.

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Man talking to women at bar Have you sown all your wild oats?
I'll always have wild oats to sow.
I never had any wild oats.
I'm ready to settle down a little.
What does that even mean?

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Coach talking to childrens soccer team Would you volunteer to coach a kids' team?
You bet!
I would rather run the bake sale.
A kids' boot camp would be awesome!
I already do that!

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Father tending to daughters scraped knee What would you say to a kid who had a skinned knee?
"Shake it off!"
"Oh, you have a boo boo? Let me see."
"Suck it up, buttercup."
"It's a badge of honor, my young friend."

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Angry man Can you bite your tongue when you're mad?
I usually say what I think, but I'm calm about it.
I tend to keep things to myself.
I might need to work on that.
I'm really hard to anger.

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Toddler boy using remote control Which cartoon would you let a 3-year-old watch?
"Peppa Pig"
"SpongeBob Squarepants"
Television is not for children.
"The Simpsons"

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Blood Does the sight of blood make you queasy?
It's a badge of honor.
It makes me pass out.
I don't like it, but I can handle it.
It depends where it's coming from.

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Baby Gate How would you childproof a room?
Lots of pillows
Outlet covers
A baby gate
Pool noodles

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Baby car seat Can you fit a car seat in your current ride?
I might need to upgrade.
I can fit more than one!
I might be able to squeeze it in.
I would feel safer in a newer car.

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Father reading a bedtime story to his little girl Would you get bored reading the same bedtime story every night?
Zzzz ...
That's so cute! I would love it.
I'm sure I could get the kids to shake things up a little.
It comes with the territory.

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Mature man checking himself in bathroom mirror and touching tummy Have you been working on your dad bod?
I've almost reached my goal.
I refined it years ago.
I am not down with having a dad bod.
All bodies are dad bodies.

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Man pulling rubber band Are you still a big kid at heart?
I have my moments.
I have an inner child, but I'm very grown-up.
I'm a mature adult now.
I'll never grow up.

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Breakfast What's your idea of a nutritious breakfast?
A protein shake, an egg and toast
Fruit, oatmeal and juice
Sausage, eggs and pancakes
Cereal, chocolate milk and bacon

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Toddler-sized meltdown How would you handle a toddler-sized meltdown?
It's best to ignore it.
I would let them get it out.
That's nothing a time out can't fix.
A joke usually diffuses the situation.

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Furious male driver shakes his fist out of car window Would you say you have a potty mouth?
I let a word fly once in a while.
No way! I try to keep it clean.
Guilty!
I'm not as bad as I used to be.

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Father reading book with daughter at home Where would you rate your patience level?
Better than average
Infinite
What patience?
I could use a little work.

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Boy opening gifts What gift would you pick up for a 10-year-old nephew?
A soccer ball
A virtual reality headset
A hoverboard
Pokemon cards

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Bossy Does anyone think you're bossy?
I'm sure a few people think that.
It's not in my nature.
I think I'm bossy.
I'm bossy when I need to be.

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Father giving his son a piggyback ride What's the scariest thing about becoming a dad?
Not having free time
Being uber-responsible
Having a child just like me
Being able to afford children

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Rules Are you a real stickler for the rules?
Rules can be bent.
It's not always possible to follow the rules.
The rules are the rules!
Rules are made to be broken.

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Bed and nightlight Be honest! Do you still sleep with a nightlight?
I fall asleep in the recliner a lot.
I do! Nighttime is scary!
Sleeping should be done in the dark.
I leave a light on somewhere.

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Father and daughter reading a magazine Do you know enough dad jokes to amuse a kindergartner?
I know all types of jokes.
My sense of humor is better than that!
I don't know any jokes.
I could write a book of them.

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Father and son playing together on beach Where would you take a child for an outing?
A ballgame
An arcade
Camping
An amusement park

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Family traveling by minivan Could you see yourself rocking a minivan?
That's the dream!
Full-sized vans are cooler.
I'm more of an SUV guy.
No, but a station wagon would be sweet!

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Man carrying newborn How would you carry around a newborn?
In one of those infant seats
A sling
With my bare hands
Any way they want!

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Little boy and dog What type of kid were you growing up?
Smart
Loving
Wild
Creative

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Full House Which television dad do you admire most?
Phil Dunphy from "Modern Family"
Danny Tanner from "Full House"
Dre Johson from "Black-ish"
Bob Belcher from "Bob's Burgers"

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Smiling family having fun with a picture frame at home What would you wear for a family photo?
A nice button-down shirt
A sweater
A formal suit
Whatever I'm wearing ATM

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Man doing high five with his Dalmatian dog Have you ever taken care of a pet?
I have a cat or a dog now.
My house is practically a zoo.
I have, but they are too messy for my lifestyle now.
I've cared for more people than pets.

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