Are You Ready for Parenthood?Preparation for parenthood is not just a matter of reading books and decorating the nusery. Here are 12 simple tests for expectant parents to take to prepare themselves for the real-life experience of being a mother or father.
Parenting SATS Test
For each problem, estimate the total number of times this phrase is used per parent per week. (2 points per question)
1] I don't care what the other kids get to do.
2] ... and this time I really mean it.
3] Somebody's going to get hurt doing that.
4] See, I told you somebody was going to get hurt doing that.
5] Now we're REALLY going to be late.
6] One ... I'm counting ... two ... I'm counting ...
7] Because I'm the Mommy (Daddy).
8] Let's not discuss that at the dinner table.
9] Why is your brother (sister) crying?
10] Okay ... but only five more minutes.
Write the correct word in the blank. (3 points per question)
1] Tickle Me ____________.
2] 101 _________________.
3] The Berenstain _________.
4] Clifford, the Big _________ Dog.
5] _______________ Nuggets.
6] _______________ Meals.
7] Please won't you be my _____________?
Match each vocabulary word with its definition.
(4 points per question).
5] Tubes ******
a] Small bits of plastic designed to accentuate any style of carpeting.
b] Either a recreational device originally developed for hamsters, but since adapted for use by children in fast food restaurants OR that which is placed in ears when Letter "C" fails.
c] A pink substance which is usually a regular part of a toddler's diet.
d] A frozen food amazingly devoid of any nutritional value.
e] A disposable article of clothing which one swears will only be necessary for a few more weeks.
Briefly describe the solution to each problem. (5 points per question)
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] You are attempting to go to the post office with two very large packages, two very small children, zero very close parking places, and one frazzled parent. How will you accomplish this?
4] At 7 p.m., you must be at dance class with Debbie, Cub Scouts with Carl, and soccer with Susie. Without any King Soloman manoeuvres, how will this be done?
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