Tiger, helicopter or chilled? You’ve no doubt heard of the different mothering styles and might be wondering what type of mom you are. Here’s a fun quiz to help you see what kind of mom you are.
What kind of TV shows would you let your child watch?
If your child forgets to do her homework, you think:
It’s dinner time and you’ve made roast chicken, potatoes and veg. Your picky child only wants fried chips. What do you do?
Your child wants a tattoo. You think:
Your child needs help with homework. Do you:
Your six-month-old baby’s dummy drops on the floor. Do you:
What type of activities would you want your child to do?
Your child doesn’t make the school play. Do you:
You’re at the park and another child tries to take your toddler’s turn on the swing. Do you:
What's your mom personality?
You're a wholesome mom
You’re mother earth and prefer the au natural route, whether it’s home births, breastfeeding for a few years, homeschooling, or cloth nappies. You don’t judge non-wholesome moms, but you’re ready to shout the praises of midwives, co-sleeping, homoeopathy and essential oils.
You're the BFF mom
Sometimes you think you’re a kid too - you just want to be liked by your kid and be considered their friend. Your niceness could lead your kids to think you’re a pushover, and during manicures or expensive toy-shop visits, they could be playing you.
You're a tiger mom
You focus solely on your children’s perfection and want them to be the best of the best in academics and music. You’re already planning your outfit for your child’s cum laude graduation from an Ivy League university.
You're a helicopter mom
You’re a so-called helicopter mom because you hover over your children and become very involved in their lives. You finish their sentences, puzzles and homework, and worry when they’re out of ear or eyeshot for longer than five seconds. If asked, you would even pick out all the brown Smarties from the box for them.
You're a chilled mom
You know when to jump in when your child needs help, and when to back off so that they can learn and grow themselves. You worry “enough” and don’t lose sleep if your child doesn’t finish his supper, or spends 15 minutes more watching Peppa Pig on the iPad.