Are you a Helicopter Parent? Take our quiz
Some call it overparenting or micromanaging, but helicopter parenting comes from good intentions – we all want the best for our kids. How close we’ll hover over our children – strapping “crawling helmets” on our infants or going to job interviews with our college graduates – is what earns us our pilot’s wings. Monitor staff devised this 50-question quiz on parenting style, based on real-life experiences. Test your rotor speed. There are no wrong answers, just more or less micromanagerial ones.
1. When your baby drops a cookie on the floor, you:
Scrape it off and hand it back.
Throw it out.
Use the 3-second rule: Grab it within 3 seconds and hand it back; otherwise, throw it out..
Let the dog and baby vie for it.