Being a parent ain’t ever easy. Being a parent is a role that brings both happiness and challenges in life to deal with. Being a parent is a lifetime role and a purpose for anyone who enters the wonderful life of parenthood whether they like it or not.
Nurturing your child and watching them grow and develop is something that adds color and meaning to any parents life. The moment you see for the very first time the person who you have given life is the very moment that you will know that your life is bound to change forever. As parents, you are to look after your child every step of the way, take care of them and guide them until they are able to know the right from wrong and make their own decisions.
There is no secret formula to being a good parent but thinking about the welfare of your child more, loving them more than yourself, being there for them when they need you and doing all means you can to secure their happiness and future makes one a good parent. Being a good parent requires time, skills, genuine love, pure concern, patience and a whole lot of understanding.
As you become a parent who must look after the life of your children, it doesn’t mean you will stop looking after yours. An important part of parenting is looking after yourself and being at your best for your family and children.
Some parents can’t help but feel and think of themselves as lacking or a failure when it comes to being parents when they compare themselves to other parents. However this isn’t what parenting should be and definitely not how it goes. Every parent has their own circumstances in dealing and nurturing their children to be the person they want them to be. Besides, no parents are ever perfect.
Other parents feel that they are a failure when their kids did not grow up and become people as their parents like them to be. They feel disappointed when their desires to have this kind of child were not followed. However parenting isn’t really about parents taking over the life of their children. Good parenting is taking charge of the lives of their children in helping them become the person they want to be in the future. By helping, guiding and loving them to be a good person to others.