Family First: Parenting Quiz

Posted: Friday, September 11, 2009 --- 3:58 a.m.

In today's Family First, we thought we'd do something fun for those of you who wonder where you stand among parents and rules.

If you head to nbc15.com, newslinks will take you to this parenting.com quiz.

You can take it for yourself and even for your partner, too.

Some of the questions include things like do you agree or disagree with the statement that kids can make up their own minds about family rules.

A few others, "children should get their way at least as often as their parents do" and "there shouldn't be rigid rules for kids behavior."

It's a lot of fun, very quick and easy, I took it and landed somewhere in the middle.

It's designed to help you stop and think about what you're doing with your kids day-to-day.

Also today, a few ideas from the experts on homework as we enter another new week.

A lot of websites suggest that you try to do your own kind of "homework" so-to-speak when your kids do.

Like balance the checkbook when they're doing math or read a book of your own when they have to, so they can see the benefits.

Also, a popular suggestion was to have your child read aloud to you every night and ask them to describe, in their words, the plot of a story they're reading.

Finally, there are lots of ideas about how much homework a child should have depending on their age. So don't be afraid to ask their teachers if you think they have too much... or even too little.


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