How are you and your child getting along with each other? For the following questions, is the answer almost always yes, usually yes, sometimes yes, seldom yes, or almost never yes?

As a guide, rate the question as “5” if your answer is almost always yes. Put 4 for usually, 3 for sometimes, 2 for seldom, and 1 for almost never. (If your child is too young for the question to apply to your relationship, just skip that question.)

Are you responsible and fair when disciplining your child?

Do you know what your child needs and what is important to him?

Can you get your child to cooperate with you without your getting frustrated or upset?

Do you spend time every day talking or playing with your child? …