This survey was designed to measure parental overreactivity, which is a dysfunctional discipline practice. According to parenting expert David Arnold and his colleagues, overreactive parents tend to:
- Argue with their children or yell at them
- Become overly frustrated
- Hold a grudge
Research has shown that parents who score high on ovverreactivity are more likely to experience marital discord and depression. Their children are also more likely to misbehave.
What is your overreactivity score? To find out, take the 10-question survey below: