My 10-year-old recently discovered a quintessential preteen pastime that I recall thoroughly enjoying when I was a tween and teenager in the ‘90s: Personality quizzes. Of course, in the ‘90s, you had to wait for the latest issue of Tigerbeat, Sassy, Seventeen, or Cosmogirl to arrive in the mailbox to get your quiz fix—and even then, they were largely age-inappropriate. (What kind of kisser are you? Are you stuck in the “friend zone” with your crush? Are you boy-obsessed?) We’d pore over these quizzes anyway, passing them among ourselves and taking turns analyzing our results.
Now, though, there are countless personality quizzes available online. And as my 10-year-old does not yet need to ponder kissing techniques, happily plenty of them are far tamer quizzes you and your tween can enjoy taking together. Once a week or so, my son and I pull out our laptops and sit down to hunt for quizzes to take together—and if you’ve got a preteen at home, I suggest you do the same. Here are some we have enjoyed so far: