Halloween Quiz: How Fearful a Parent Are You?

How Fearful Are You QuizIf you’re a first-time parent, you probably worry about your child. It’s only natural: You want to keep your son or daughter safe. That desire might lead you to go a little overboard at times, from repeatedly checking on your baby throughout the night to triple-washing his or her pacifier after it falls to the ground.

It’s good to remember that your child, from an early age, takes cues from your behavior. A child whose parents struggle with anxiety is two to seven times more likely to develop an anxiety disorder themselves, notes Golda Ginsburg, a psychologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who studies childhood anxiety.

How can you get a grip on your parenting fears? Start by evaluating them.

This fun Halloween quiz, although not science-based, can help parents to assess how fearful they are and to find tips on how to conquer those fears:

1. My diaper bag …

2. My child typically wears …

3. To baby-proof my house …

4. On group play dates …

5. After putting my child to bed …

6. In the past year, I hired a babysitter so that I could have “me” time …

7. People would describe my parenting style as ...

8. When my child becomes a teenager, I hope to keep him or her out of trouble by …

9. If my child decides to study abroad someday, I would …

10. When I think of my child’s future …

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