Will You Be a Cool Mom or a Helicopter Mom?

By: Jennifer Post
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Girls Like Your Kind Soul Do you like to go out to eat?
Yes! There are so many good places in my town.
Only at places where I know all of the ingredients in the food
Yes, if the place uses local, organic ingredients
Only on special occasions

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Interior designer
Manager
School principle
Teacher

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Drink Coffee Which drink do you prefer?
Coffee
Pressed juice
Wine
Black tea

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Mom & Daughter Do you consider children's problems to be legitimate?
To them they are, and that's what matters.
Heavens no. They have no idea what real problems are.
Not many of them, but I listen all the same.
No, but who am I to judge?

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Person Thinking with Cell Phone1 Do you like to work outside of the home?
It keeps me sane.
I don't.
I like a few work-from-home days.
I don't, but I do it for my family's needs.

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Thirtysomething woman How is your gut instinct?
It's strong, and I listen to it.
I think I know more than my gut.
I know it's there, but sometimes I ignore it.
It's been right in the past.

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Playing Outside How do you feel about the phrase "kids will be kids"?
It's a phrase for a reason.
I think it's a cop out for bad behavior.
It applies to most situations, but others not so much.
I think it should be outlawed.

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Parents Snuggling Baby Do you wish your parents were more strict with you?
Nope
They were strict enough already.
With some things, they could have put their foot down more.
I think they actually could have loosened up a bit.

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When I'm in the mood
Every night!
I do, but not all genres.
I try to force myself to read at least twice a week.

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Friends with Makeup What kind of friend are you?
Reliable
Distant
Supportive
Clingy

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Couple Cooking Do you like cooking for big groups of people?
If it's a simple meal
I don't mind, but everyone is eating the same thing.
I don't love it, but I know it's necessary sometimes.
I'll do it but I won't be happy about it.

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No Cats How do you get your point across to people?
I let them think it was their idea.
I yell at them.
I say calmly, but repetitively.
Every time I have to repeat myself, I get a little bit louder.

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Can You Get a High Score on This Difficult SAT Words Test1 How do you feel when you aren't in control?
I'm just fine not being in control.
I'm never not in control.
I do stress a little, but it always ends up okay.
I get stressed out.

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The Idealistic Mom Are you okay with people not thinking the same way as you?
Of course! That's just life.
I prefer the people I hang with to think the same.
Absolutely, unless it's something really crucial.
It's fine, but I don't love it and we just don't talk about those topics.

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Laughing at TV How much TV is too much in one day?
5 hours
2 hours
4 hours
3 hours

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Creative Woman Are you good at expressing yourself?
I try to be!
I tend to keep things inside.
Maybe a little too much
When it's something I feel someone else could benefit from hearing about

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We'll Give You a Job Description, You Give Us the Job Title 3 Do you like to stick to a schedule?
Nah. Life runs on its own schedule.
Down to the minute
I try to have a list of what I want to accomplish each day.
Not a crazy one, but I do like to keep track of things on the hour.

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What Is Your Strongest Mental Ability? 1 Do you think kids should be included in family decisions?
I think it's a good idea.
Not at all
If the decision impacts them, yes.
Not often, but some situations call for it.

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Gardener mom Are you a good listener?
I am.
To certain people
Most of the time, but sometimes I tune out.
If you're saying something worth hearing

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Ice Cream What is your favorite dessert?
Ice cream
Birthday cake because that's the only time dessert is appropriate.
We only eat desserts that I've made.
Fruit

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Kids In your mind, when does a kid become old enough to make decisions for themselves?
16
30
18
21

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kid What were you like growing up?
Friendly
Bossy
A tad uptight
The "mom"

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The First-Time Parent Quiz1 What were your parents like when you were growing up?
Basically hippies
Strict
They were chill unless I did something bad.
They erred on the side of strict but didn't really yell at me.

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Nope
To the max
Depends on the situation
I worry more than I don't, but I wouldn't call myself a "worrier."

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Laptop with Notes Do you take physical notes or mental notes?
Mental, and I always forget
I write everything down.
I have a good memory so mental notes work for me.
Mostly written

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Beach Meditate How do you handle stressful situations?
I think them through and work through them.
I get very stressed about stress.
I freak out at first but then go at it logically.
I just ignore it.

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100% Moral Do you do what you can for the environment?
I recycle, use reusable storage containers and bring my own shopping bags to the food store.
The environment will replenish itself.
When I think of it, yes.
I don't think about it much.

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Can We Guess Your Relationship Status Based on Your Taste in Romance Novels? Are you more introvert or extroverted?
Extroverted
Introverted
About 60% extroverted, 40% introverted
40% extroverted and 60% introverted for me

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Harvard How important is it for your kids to go to college?
If they don't want to go, I won't force them.
Not going isn't an option.
It's important, but I understand it doesn't always work that way.
I would like them to very much.

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