What can I learn from this Quiz?
If you are able to answer "YES"
to 10 (or more) out of 12 ...
Congratulations, your child has a 50% less chance of becoming actively involved in at risk behaviors, such as sex, smoking, drugs, alcohol, suicide, and violence. Unfortunately, only about 25% of teens live with “hands-on” parents.
If you answer "YES" to 9 (or less) out of 12...
Unfortunately, you are in the majority. "Hands-On" parents regularly incorporate at least 10 of the 12 activities listed above. Only 25% of teens live with "hands-on parents". Children with "hands on" parents have a 50% less chance of becoming actively involved in at risk behaviors, such as sex, smoking, drugs, alcohol, suicide, and violence.
All children, especially teenagers, need their parents to establish rules and expectations. In sharp contrast to contemporary thinking about childbearing, children with hands-on parents are much more likely to have an excellent relationship with their teens than permissive parents. If you are having trouble with a teen or any parenting problems talk with a trusted friend, clergy, or seek professional help. Print this list and begin practicing one new idea each week. It’s never too late to become a hands-on parent.