How to Be Good Parents?
All healthy parents are alike in certain ways and different in others. If you're new to the idea of parenting or working on improving your parenting skills, you may find yourself asking what are the characteristics of a good parent?
Good parenting doesn't comes naturally, it tests you on every level, there are no short cuts. At times, we learned it from the healthy upbringing we got from our parents or from our true self-objectivity or even from therapy.
We've narrowed down characteristics to guide you achieve good parenting skills.
First, Keep it simple. The less words the better and instead of using negative terms like anger and frustration, communicate it lovingly like "I can handle you, no problem, and by the way, I love you! and nothing could ever change my love for you!". Being loving and affectionate while still providing parental guidance is important in raising happy kids. Loving parents choose to respect, encourage and nurture their children rather than judging and blaming him.
Be empathetic. A good parent is someone who has the ability to empathize. Being empathetic is a powerful tool to help your child through any problem they may be experiencing. Show your kids a strong dose of empathy before delivering appropriate consequence.
Good parents teach their children life skills. We should take note that kids cannot implement or act out skills and behaviors that they were not taught. So, it is the parents responsibility to teach kids appropriately. It’s said that kids absorb a little of what you say and more of what you do. In other words, you set yourself as an example to your kids.