Parent Stress Scale

Parent Stress Scale

  • Strongly DisagreeDisagreeUndecidedAgreeStrongly Agree
    I am very happy in my role as a parent.
    There is little or nothing I wouldn't do for my child(ren) if it was necessary.
    I have all the energy and time I need to care for my children.
    I rarely worry whether I am doing enough for my child(ren).
    I feel close to my child(ren).
    I enjoy spending time with my child(ren).
    My child(ren) are an important source of affection for me.
    Having child(ren) gives me a more certain and optimistic view for the future.
    My children are not a major source of stress in my life.
    Having child(ren) has not been a financial burden.
    I am able to balance different responsibilities well with my child(ren).
    The behavior of my child(ren) is rarely embarrassing or stressful to me.
    If I had it to do over again, I would still decide to have child(ren).
    I rarely feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of being a parent.
    Having child(ren) still allows me to have enough choices and control over my life.
    I am satisfied as a parent.
    I find my child(ren) enjoyable.

It was a huge commitment, and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to make it through, but the group leaders for the parenting segment were wonderful, made coming each week a pleasure, and we could definitely see a difference in our child enrolled in Dina. I can’t say enough good things about their program! –Incredible Years/Dina Program Participant