Please race through this survey and give the answers that first pop into your head, without overthinking. If you get stuck on a question, just move on. Keep in mind that your answers are totally anonymous, even to our staff.
What is the size of your family?
Small - 1 to 2 kids
Medium - 3 to 4 kids
Large - 5 to 7 kids
Extra large - 8+ kids
What are their ages (check all that apply)?
0 - 2
3 - 5
6 - 8
9 - 11
12 - 14
15 and up
Are you mostly parenting
on your own
How often do you feel on the same page with your partner about how to parent?
Which of the following is most true for you regarding connection:
I totally “get” my kids and feel super connected most of the time.
I sometimes “get” my kids, and sometimes don’t.
I rarely understand my kids. I just don’t seem to get them.
I leave the “in-tune” stuff to my partner.
Which choice are you most likely to make when you work through tough stuff with your kids?
Raise my voice and tell kids what will happen if they keep it up.
Take deep breaths, maybe even pray for guidance - then respond accordingly.
Let my partner take it
What phrase best describes your typical first interaction of each day with your kids.
Pleasant and connected.
Rushed and anxious.
Rushed but connected.
I’m not typically home in the morning - evenings are pleasant and connected.
I’m not typically home in the morning - evenings are stressed.
How would you describe the way you teach and train your kids in life’s important lessons.
I haven’t thought about this much.
I am very intentional and systematic.
I am randomly intentional but not really systematic.
I assume life is my kids’ best teacher.
I think about it, but don’t have time and trust that others are doing good teaching.
From the following list, pick the THREE goals you would say are most important when teaching and training kids?
What kind of words do you first speak when you notice your kids misbehaving?
Curious questions to try to understand
Loud words meant to cut off the behavior
Angry words showing frustration/disappointment
Words of concern
I wait to see how things play out and only speak if needed.
What is the main type of consequence you use when kids misbehave?
Something painful/shaming to teach them to not behave that way.
I let life’s consequences be their teacher.
I take things away until kids get back in line.
I make them apologize.
I give timeouts or send kids to their room.
I threaten things but don’t always follow through.
I invite kids to apologize when ready.
I give consequences that keep kids responsible to right their wrongs.
How would your children complete this sentence: “My dad is _____________?” (Choose TWO)
What is the best length for a podcast that addresses the issues this survey raises?
No more than 15 minutes
15 - 25 minutes
25 - 35 minutes.
35 - 50 minutes.
Write a 1-2 sentence answer to the following question: What would you hope to gain from a podcast focused on fatherhood?
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