Do you find yourself watching old episodes of Leave It to Beaver wishing you could trade places with June Cleaver? Or maybe you dream of mothering during the loosey-goosey days of disco and daisy prints? While we all love the perks that come with modern motherhood — what would we do without all those parenting apps? — sometimes we wonder if our parenting style is better suited for past generations. Perhaps you fit in more with the preattachment method of the 1950s, the laid-back attitude of the '70s, or the positive parenting style of the 1990s. Take our quick quiz to find out if your style is all modern mom or if you're more like the caretakers of bygone eras.
What's your go-to after-school snack for the kids?
I tell them no dessert till they eat their greens.
I hide the veggies in tastier treats.
I bribe them with extra TV time.
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What Era Were You Meant to Parent In?
You think it's important to be both a parent and a friend. You are the first person your child comes to when they need to talk about a crush, a fallout with a friend, or just generic life advice. Sometimes, however, the line between mom and BFF can get a little blurry. Make sure you set limits, even if it loses you a few cool points.
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You are your child's biggest cheerleader! Whether it's landing the lead in a school play or getting an A+ on a paper, you are always there to tell your child how amazing they are. When they aren't on the winning side of things, you offer some emotional support and assure them that they are still the best. Just make sure the constant praise doesn't go to their heads.
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The 2010sHow does she do it? That's what everyone wonders when they meet you. You are superinvolved in your child's life — attending every soccer game, making cupcakes for every bake sale, and tucking them in every night. But you also manage to make time for yourself, whether it's working at the office or in the gym. Sometimes you struggle to do it all, but as long as you are OK with it, then your kids will be too.
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Tradition drives your parenting style. You believe that meals should be homemade and eaten together, curfews should be set, and you should be the one raising your child. This also means that you put your family's need before anyone else's, including your own. Make sure to schedule some "me time" every day, or you may go insane!
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