What Are The Qualities Of A Good Parent

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Being a good parent isn’t about how much money you can spend or the toys and treats that your children get from you. That’s not the important part. Yes, it’s nice to buy things for the little ones, but there are many more qualities of a good parent that should come first. Bringing up children who are kind, compassionate, cheerful, empathetic, and who can look after themselves with confidence is what parenting is all about.

Be Loving

Kids need love. It’s the most important thing you can give them, and it will make them into a wonderful adult. Being loving and affectionate as you give guidance and instruction will make for happy children who also do as you ask of them without talking back and lashing out. Love means respecting, encouraging, and nurturing your children, not judging or blaming them when something goes wrong (as it often will). This love needs to be constantly affirmed – you can do this with words and actions, but you don’t need to buy presents all the time to show them you love them.

Be Prepared

Whether that’s making sure that you never run out of baby wipes and diapers, or contacting Rhodes Law Firm to discuss your will and carry out estate planning so that your kids will be provided for should the worst happen, being prepared is something that all good parents will need to learn. However, it’s not something that all parents will instinctively know how to do – it’s a matter of learning as you go and soon enough you’ll understand what’s essential and what’s not, and what you will need to think ahead about, and what you can leave to chance.

Stress Management

Being a parent is a stressful job, and tempers can often fray. They key to being a good parent is being able to manage that stress so that, even when you are frustrated and irritated, your children don’t bear the brunt of your feelings. Children learn their own emotions through mirroring their parents’ and therefore trying to keep as calm as possible at all times is essential in bringing up well adjusted children. Parents who complain to their children (or even their partner within earshot of the children) about a bad day at work, or an argument had with a neighbor, or who use bad language are a bad example for their children. Not only that, but it could cause your children to feel less secure.


Parents who are able to skillfully communicate with their children and show a genuine interest in what they are doing and how they are feeling are good parents. It shows that you are always there for the children, and that you respect them, and this will make for a happy, well-rounded child growing up, and a productive member of society when they are adults. Encourage your child to talk to you about everything, including their feelings and what they are going through. Explain reasons behind rules instead of just telling them to do whatever it is you asked because you said so. Let them know you understand what they are going through, or how the are feeling.



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