Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Friday, June 02, 2006

In which Mrs. Darwin discovers her "mothering style"

Your type is: intp —The “Love of Learning” Mother

“I keep the encyclopedia in the kitchen so we can look up things together while we eat.”

  • Intellectually curious and patient, the INTP mother relishes those times with a child when they are learning something interesting together. Whether they’re at the zoo or computer terminal, she sparks to answering his or her “whys” with in-depth responses or new knowledge.
  • The INTP mother is also objective and introspective. She listens to and discusses children’s ideas and questions as she would those of a peer, fostering self-esteem and confidence. Open and non-directive, she allows children the freedom to do for themselves and quietly encourages them to believe they can do it.
  • Independence, autonomy, intellectual development, and self-reliance are probably the INTP’s highest priorities for her children. An avid reader, she naturally imparts an appreciation and love of reading as well.
  • Drawn to all types of learning, the INTP may also value her mothering experience for all the new insights about life it provide her.

Here's what the P stands for:
Perceiving parents take things as they come and keep their options open. They are flexible and spontaneous, and generally tolerant and accepting of children. They enjoy hanging out and can be relaxed about clutter, but struggle to do chores regularly and keep the house in order.
Yeah, that's me...

Find your Mothering Style. (H/T to commenter BarbfromCincy.)

6 comments:

Julie D. said...

Whereas I'm the "tender, loving care" mother. Go figure...

barbfromcincy said...

I'm the "heart to heart" mother which fits me except for the part that says energetic....I used to be energetic, about 20 years ago...

rhonda lugari said...

I'm the "Know thyself" mother. It actually does sound like me.

MrsDarwin said...

Funny how that works out. What does being a "Know Thyself" mother entail, Rhonda?

rhonda lugari said...

It means I'm the best kind of mother. :)


Actually, Rick made me do it again since he disagreed with some of my answers (hmph).
And, HE came up with "The Responsibility Mother."

If they had "The Crazy Mother", I'm sure that's what it would have been.

barbfromcincy said...

I noticed some other moms did this test on my homeschooling blogring and they're all came up with the "love of learning" mom, which I found interesting....I guess I mustn't fit the normal blogging, homeschooling mom pattern...
Hope you have a blessed Sunday!