Parenting is not easy. Good parenting is hard work. How to be A good parent? What makes a good parent?
A good parent is someone who strives to make decisions in the best interest of the child.
A good parent doesn’t have to be perfect. No one is perfect.
No child is perfect either … keeping this in mind is important when we set our expectations.
Successful parenting is not about achieving perfection.
But it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t work towards that goal.
Set high standards for ourselves first and then our children second. We serve as a role model for them.
Here are 10 tips on learning good parenting skills.
Many of them are not quick nor easy. And probably no one can do all of them all of the time.
But if you can keep working on the tips in this parenting guide, even though you may only do part of these some of the time, you will still be moving in the right direction.
(1) Be A Good Role Model
Walk the walk. Don’t just tell your child what you want them to do. Show them.
Human is a special species in part because we can learn by imitation1. We are programmed to copy other’s actions to understand them and to incorporate them into our own. Children, in particular, watch everything their parents do very carefully.
So, be the person you want your child to be respect your child, show them positive behavior and attitude, have empathy towards your child’s emotional and your child will follow suit.