When My Child is Frightened:
My child doesn’t ever seem to get scared.
I tell him/her to buck up--there is nothing to be scared about!
I tend to distract him/her with toys or other activities.
I comfort him/her, but it doesn’t seem to calm him/her down.
I feel scared too, and don’t know what to do.
When My Child is Emotionally Hurt:
He/she doesn’t usually come to me for help.
I don’t want him/her to be too needy, so I tell him/her to get over it.
I help for a little bit, but then we quickly move onto other things.
I try to help him/her, but it seems to make things worse.
It cuts me to the core when s/he is even a little hurt.
When My Child Wants to Play/Explore:
He/she is always off, and doesn’t seem to want me near.
We play a lot, but we don’t snuggle much.
I like him/her close to me, cuddling instead of exploring/playing.
I get scared easily when he/she explores.
He/she doesn’t seem to play/explore much.
If my child disobeys, I get angry fast.
I’m super firm. He/she needs to do as he is told, immediately.
I get confused easily about when to set limits.
When my child refuses to comply, I tend to back down.
I let my child do his/her thing. I don’t really believe in limits.