Are you more optimistic or pessimistic in your parenting
style and approach to life? While most people are
a combination of both, some lean predominantly to one side
or the other.
Read through each column, and give yourself one point for
each of the qualities that apply to you in either column.
The rating scale is at the bottom of the page.
8 or Less: Mildly Pessimistic 9-16: Moderately Pessimistic 17-24: Highly Pessimistic 25 and up: Off the Charts
8 or Less: Mildly Optimistic 9-16: Moderately Optimistic 17-24: Highly Optimistic 25 and up: Extraordinary
If your score indicates you are optimistic,
congratulations! Keep up your affirmative
approach to life. You are most likely a role
model in your child's life and a positive
influence to many.
If your score indicates that you are pessimistic,
you may want to consider it an invitation to
You can read chapter 11 in my book "What All
Children Want Their Parents to Know" to
enhance your strengths and further your skills.
In this chapter I share 5 ways for you to develop
healthy optimism and five ways for you to stomp
From the book, What All Children Want Their
Parents to Know: 12 Keys to Raising a Happy Child
by Diana Loomans & Julia Godoy (c) 2005 New World