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Helicopters, tigers and snowplows, oh my! The Parenting Style Quiz
by Staff
The science of raising kids, which took off at the dawn of the 20th century, has given birth to myriad formulas for being grade-A moms and dads, and it's up to modern parents to pick which style most effectively fits their families and values. Find out how well you can navigate the maze of methods for being a blue ribbon parent.

The term "Ferberizing" refers to letting babies do what?

  • cry themselves to sleep
  • wean themselves
  • not wear diapers

Which famous parenting expert urged moms and dads to trust their gut instincts with raising kids?

  • Penelope Leach
  • Benjamin Spock
  • T. Berry Brazelton

What's the best-selling parenting book of all time?

  • "What to Expect When You're Expecting" by Heidi Murkoff
  • "The Happiest Baby on the Block" by Harvey Karp
  • "Baby and Child Care" by Benjamin Spock

George Mason University economist-cum-parenting guru Bryan Caplan proposed what new parenting method based on the notion that behavioral genetics play a more significant role in child development than parenting?

  • elasticity method
  • serenity method
  • free-range method

In March 2012, actress Alicia Silverstone went viral online for her practice of doing what for her 18-month-old son?

  • pre-chewing his food
  • putting bourbon in his bottle to lull him to sleep
  • hiring a baby trainer to exercise with him

Parents who intentionally pencil in free time for their children are likely adhering to what method?

  • open field parenting
  • Montessori parenting
  • slow parenting

Yale law professor Amy Chua is better known in parenting circles by what nickname?

  • Miracle Mother
  • Tiger Mom
  • Dr. Mama

An easy way to pick out an attachment-method parent in a crowd is to look for what?

  • a child on a leash
  • a baby in a sling
  • an infant with a bottle

According to behavioral genetics research, parenting accounts for roughly what percent of a child's healthy development?

  • 0
  • 50
  • 100

The economic recession and a touch of overparenting have spawned a generation of what?

  • helicopter children
  • teacup kids
  • boomerang children