T-Mobile Mom to Mom Quiz Redefines Parenting Styles

May 20, 2009 23 Comments »

What kind of parent are you? Thanks to T-Mobile’s Mom to Mom quiz, parenting types have been redefined. Gone are the 4 parent types I learned about in my college psychology classes well before the thought of having my own kids crossed my mind. Most of the terms (indulgent, authoritarian, authoritative, and uninvolved) with their negative connotations, made me cringe. After all, would you classify yourself as an indulgent or permissive parent? Are you the highly demanding authoritarian type who always orders your kids around? Or worse yet…Uninvolved!

I didn’t think so!

The new parenting styles are sassy, fun, and determined by a quick and easy 10 question quiz that deals with how you would handle real life situations.

As the mom of a 5 and 2 ½ year old, I had fun fast forwarding into the future and thinking about how I might handle situations like Little Miss Techie wanting a car when she gets her license, Captain Computer dating, wanting to take a year off before college, or embarrassing my kids by dropping them off at the movies. Before I was too scared by the possibilities of the teenage years, the quiz was over.

I suppose I wasn’t really surprised that my parenting style is that of a Terrific Teach. The teacher in me is always seizing teachable moments and encouraging Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer to explore the world.


Will you be a Terrific Teach like me? Or are you more of a Free to Be parent who lets your kids learn from their mistakes and allows them to embrace what they love? Perhaps you are Best Buds with your kids and the kind of parent who is also a true confidante. Maybe you are all about order, routines, and high expectations as Sargeant Strict. Or perhaps you take parenting in stride and with a great sense of humor as one with a Quick Wit.

I’m curious to know what you are so take a few minutes to take the quiz and leave a comment sharing what kind of parent you are!

Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win the T-Mobile MOTO w233 Renew, the world’s first mobile phone made using recycled water bottles and will work with the Family Allowances plan. For more details about the phone, check out my review. Or click here to learn about Family Allowances.

If you are seeking extra entries, the Mom to Mom quiz makes it super easy with built in sharing tools:

  • Create a customized badge with your image and post it on your site. Leave a comment with a link to your site. The Share tab makes it easy to embed code on your site!
  • Blog about your parenting style as determined by the quiz and the giveaway and leave a comment with your permalink.
  • Tweet about your parenting style by clicking on the Post tab underneath your results and include a link to your Tweet in your comment.
  • Post your customized badge on your Facebook page using the Share tab and leave a comment.
  • Or choose another way to share the quiz (like via e-mail for non bloggers!) and leave me a comment telling me what you did.

Leave a separate comment for each entry and good luck!

Fine print: To be eligible, enter by completing the above tasks and leaving your comments by Monday, June 15 at Midnight. One person can enter multiple times by completing each of the tasks as outlined above. Winner will be chosen at random by Random.org and will need to reply with their mailing address 48 hours to claim their prize. Products will only be shipped within the United States.

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  1. Smiling Mama May 21, 2009 at 9:47 am -

    I’m Sgt. Strict! Your style sounds much nicer 🙂

  2. David May 21, 2009 at 11:17 am -

    If you’re interested in discovering your parenting style based on the latest research, please check out the Parenting Style Application by Signal Patterns on Parenting.com.

    The underlying model developed by our team of psychologists reveals an underlying complexity far richer than just ‘strict’ or ‘relaxed’ classifications.

    And what’s particularly interesting is that you can take the test for a spouse and see where potential conflicts might lie and get advice on how to deal w/them. You can also compare results to your friends’.

  3. Joggermom Strollers May 21, 2009 at 10:34 pm -

    They are so right on… I do not have a teenager yet! I have a pre-teen and 3 almost six year olds. I have to be Ms Sargent Strict or they will run over me. I am already out numbered! Survival is the only way in this busy household!

  4. JessicaAPISS May 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm -

    I was so stoked to be a Terrific Teach like you! I laughed out loud at the question about the boy figuring out how much gas it would take to visit his girlfriend twice a month, classic!

  5. JessicaAPISS May 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm -
  6. Ginny May 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm -

    Pretty funny actually, I got sgt strict & that is so not me. I’m one of the most lenient parents. I think a lot of my answers were more because of money issues then anything else, lol. I guess being broke makes you strict, lol.

  7. Ginny May 23, 2009 at 10:12 pm -

    Sent a post through twitter ~ momof2dancers

  8. Heather May 24, 2009 at 3:57 pm -

    I’m “Quick Wit” 🙂

  9. Katie May 25, 2009 at 9:27 am -

    Hmph, looks like I’m Sgt.Strict. I would’ve thought I was more of a tormentor than a disciplinarian, but the quiz doesn’t lie…
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

  10. Stimey May 28, 2009 at 7:38 pm -

    My parenting style is Free to Be. Does that mean my kids will grow up to be axe murderers?

    I already have a phone, so don’t need to be entered, but just wanted to find out what kind of a mom I was. 🙂

  11. Courtney June 14, 2009 at 10:28 am -

    Sadly for my daughter, I’m a Sgt. Strict 🙂 And I’m okay with that! I don’t judge anyone else for their parenting styles, it’s just how I am. Great quiz, I’d love to win!


  12. Michele P. June 14, 2009 at 5:38 pm -

    I have the Quick Wit parenting style! Not super strict, but just enough to enforce the rules without making life miserable…

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  13. Michele P. June 14, 2009 at 5:38 pm -
  14. Rajee June 14, 2009 at 6:12 pm -

    Nice quiz to test.
    I am 20% Sgt. strict, 20% quick wit, 13% terrrific teach, 5% best buds and 5% free to be.
    Is that bad?

  15. Rajee June 14, 2009 at 6:20 pm -

    I really like Parent quiz as very information for mothers who have teenages and find difficult to make them easier and comfortable.

    I couldnt find the badge code in ur blog and so email me rajikarthik@hotmail.com

  16. Rajee June 14, 2009 at 6:21 pm -

    I also want to post badge on my facebook.

    I couldnt find the badge code in ur blog and so email me rajikarthik@hotmail.com

  17. Rajee June 14, 2009 at 6:23 pm -

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  18. Rajee June 14, 2009 at 6:26 pm -

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  19. tina June 14, 2009 at 6:46 pm -

    wow i am sgt strict if my husband took the quiz he would be a sweetie! thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  20. Anonymous June 14, 2009 at 11:44 pm -

    I am a quick wit–my husband says that translates into “smart a–.”
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

  21. Anonymous June 14, 2009 at 11:45 pm -

    I emailed my sister so she could take the quiz too! Sorry, I don’t write a blog; I just read ’em.
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

  22. Anonymous June 15, 2009 at 1:25 am -

    Cool, I’m a terrific teach.


    karinahubbell at comcast dot net