Are you using good parenting skills? Answer these easy questions and see. . .

Many people find this self-evaluation helpful to determine areas of strength or weakness in their parenting skills. Each area listed is considered to be very important in rearing healthy, happy, and successful children. A Parent’s Checklist is for your personal use.

  1. I am consistent, firm, and fair when I discipline my child.
  2. I teach my child to identify choices and make independent decisions.
  3. I know where my child is, what he or she is doing and with whom.
  4. I establish family routines that include meals and study time together as well as other activities.
  5. I require my child to participate in the routine chores and productive work of the family.
  6. I display my child’s school work on a wall, refrigerator, or bulletin board.
  7. I teach my child to respect other adults and authority.
  8. I make sure my child knows the rules and expectations in our household.
  9. I read and respond to information sent home regarding achievement of my child.
  10. I teach my child to tolerate differences in others.
  11. I help my child when he or she is having difficulty in school.
  12. I set an example for my child for not abusing alcohol or drugs.
  13. I hug and show affection to my child daily.
  14. I stress the importance of education by daily reading, checking homework, and participating in teacher conferences, open houses, and volunteering time or resources.
  15. I know my child’s teachers and stay in contact with them.
  16. I make sure my child is in school and on time every day.
  17. I set the example of hard work and personal responsibility.
  18. I set aside time each day for my child to share with me what he or she has done in school.
  19. I see that my child has sufficient rest and nutrition daily.
  20. I take care of my child and myself through regular medical and dental care.
  21. I praise my child for his/her good behavior and efforts.
  22. I set a good example for my child by volunteering at my child’s school and in the community.
  23. I plan a family meeting once a week.
  24. I encourage regular family involvement activities.
  25. I understand the importance of avoiding drugs, alcohol, and other medications which the doctor feels would be unsafe during pregnancy.
  26. I read with my child daily.

Research has been collaborated from:

Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida)