What’s your mothering style?

What’s your mothering style?

Mother Styles Quiz

I’m posting my results because they fit me so well.

I already knew I was INTP. But this description of what it means to my mothering style tickles me.

Your type is:  intp   �The �Love of Learning� Mother

�I keep the encyclopedia in the kitchen so we can look up things together while we eat.�

  * Intellectually curious and patient, the INTP mother relishes those times with a child when they are learning something interesting together. Whether they�re at the zoo or computer terminal, she sparks to answering his or her �whys� with in-depth responses or new knowledge.

  * The INTP mother is also objective and introspective. She listens to and discusses children�s ideas and questions as she would those of a peer, fostering self-esteem and confidence. Open and non-directive, she allows children the freedom to do for themselves and quietly encourages them to believe they can do it.

  * Independence, autonomy, intellectual development, and self-reliance are probably the INTP�s highest priorities for her children. An avid reader, she naturally imparts an appreciation and love of reading as well.

  * Drawn to all types of learning, the INTP may also value her mothering experience for all the new insights about life it provides her.

This does look vaguely familiar, though. I may have posted it before. Well, if so it was long ago and anyway the shoe still fits! It’s good to remind myself of my strengths as a mother on those days when I despair at how bad I am about all that housekeeping stuff.

Link shamelessly stolen from marthaamdg at Yes, they�re all ours!, whose lovely blog I visited for the first time today after seeing a comment at The Lilting House.

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  • You have NO idea how much I needed this post today.  My daughter has been pushing boundaries like crazy.  I need to give her positive reinforcement rather than what I have been doing and what has NOT been working well. 
    thank you!

  • RCM,

    You are most welcome. Glad to be of service. Of course, when you’re sick, your husband’s gone and you have a two year old who’s in that stage things are bound to be much harder than they are for us. You’re in my prayers.