Fwd: Parenting Test
Deirdre LaRock (butterbuns@EARTHLINK.COM)
Sun, 23 Feb 1997 22:19:44 -0500
>>>How many times have you heard the comment that people have to take a test
>>>to drive a car, but anyone can be a parent? A test is needed. And not one
>>>with a bunch of Bozo questions. No, this test will ask the REAL questions.
>>>Are you ready to find out if you have the right stuff to be a parent in the
>>>90's? Get those # 2 pencils ready. And let's keep our eyes on our own
>>>THE PARENTING TEST
>>>Section One --- Estimate the total number of times each phrase is used
>>>per parent per week. (2 points each)
>>> 1] I don't care what the other kids get to do.
>>> 2] Somebody's going to get hurt doing that.
>>> 3] Now we're REALLY going to be late.
>>> 4] Because I'm the Mommy (Daddy).
>>> 5] Let's not discuss that at the dinner table.
>>> 6] Why is your brother (sister) crying?
>>> 7] Okay ... but only five more minutes.
>>>Section Two -- Fill in the Blank (3 points each)
>>> 1] Tickle Me ____________.
>>> 2] 101 _________________.
>>> 3] The Berenstain _________.
>>> 4] Clifford, the Big _________ Dog.
>>> 5] _______________ Meals.
>>> 6] Please won't you be my _____________?
>>>Section Three -- Match each vocabulary word with its definition. (4
>>> 1] Amoxicillin
>>> 2] Legos
>>> 3] Pull-Ups
>>> 4] Push-Ups
>>> A] Small bits of plastic designed to accentuate any style of carpeting.
>>> B] A pink substance which is usually a regular part of a toddler's diet.
>>> C] A frozen food amazingly devoid of any nutritional value.
>>> D] A disposable article which one swears will only be necessary for a
>>> few weeks.
>>>Section Four -- Briefly describe the solution to each problem. (5 points
>>> 1] It is 8:50 a.m. School starts at 9 a.m. Where are your car keys?
>>> 2] She says that he started it. He says she started it. Who's right?
>>> 3] At 7 p.m., you must be at dance class with Debbie, Cub Scouts with
>>> Carl, and soccer with Susie. Without any slick manuevers, how
will this be done?
>>>Section Five -- Answer the question and state why. (19 points)
>>> Which of the 'Big V's' has made a bigger contribution to parenting --
>>> Vacuum cleaners 'Velcro' or the VCR?"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City