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9 questions that will help to determine if you are becoming a helicopter parent – Quiz

Answer“true” or “false” to the following statements:
1.___ I want my child to feel like I am him/her best friend.
2.___ When my child has a conflict with another child or an adult, I usually find that my child is right.
3.___ I get nervous when I’m not in constant contact with my child.
4.___ If my child were having trouble with a new seating arrangement in her/his class, I would ask the teacher to move my child to another seat.
5.___ I usually find that most of my child’s teachers’ discipline policies are not appropriate for my child’s temperament.  I often feel that my child’s teacher doesn’t understand his/her personality.
6.___ My child generally needs extra help from me or another adult with his homework because of his learning style.
7.___ I have found that my child needs to be busy, otherwise he/she gets bored or anxious when he/she has lots of free time.
8. ___ It’s difficult to find time in my personal schedule for my own activities, interests or friends because my child’s schedule is so full.
9. ___ My child is gifted in many areas, and I spend a lot of time making sure that her/his special needs are met because I know that it will be essential for his/her success in life.
Your helicopter parenting stylecould be described as:
§  Overly responsive to your child, if you answered true to Questions 1, 2, or 3.
§  Overly low demands on your child, if you answered true to Questions 4, 5, or 6.
§  Overly high and overscheduled expectations for your child, if you answered true to Questions 7, 8, or 9.

12 GUARANTEED WAYS TO CREATE HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE TODAY

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
Your happiness is your responsibility.  That may sound a little like tough love, but it’s actually just a reminder to you that your happiness depends on you, or if you prefer, is within your control.  If you are struggling with your own happiness, I recommend a few things that can help you create happiness in your life today, starting with reading the book “TheHappiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin.
12 Ways to Create Happiness
The list below is a compilation of ways and ideas that people have found, or used to create or improve their happiness.  Know that Life is nothing, but a story, a flowing river, a life’s meaning with you as the key character.  
1.           Abandon self-judgement and develop self worth
2.           Put yourself first – Decide to make yourself a priority
3.           Write your achievements  – Create visuals of your awesomeness
4.           Abandon the judgment of others
5.           Try everything once – Fill your day with tiny things you love
6.           Try something you have never tried before – Don’t get stuck in routines
7.           Beware the highlight reel
8.           Choose gratitude
9.           Share your wisdom
10.        Do not live in regrets – Allow yourself to make mistakes
11.        Discover your passions and follow them
12.        Live in the Moment