Being a parent is the
most joyful and exciting moment that comes in the lives of both, men and women.
However, rearing a child to become a good human being gives satisfaction that
you carried out your responsibility perfectly. Read to find out whether you
possess the signs of a good parent or
Parents play a big role in shaping
the character and personality of their children. A good parent is one who is
capable of importing right values and virtues to his or her children. So, if
you are worried whether you are a good parent or not, here are top 10 signs to
help you judge yourself.
10 Signs of a Good Parent
think you are a good parent you must be possessing most of the following
You Show That You
Parental love is the first thing that every
child expects and deserves in life. But, they understand love only through
hugs, kisses, cuddles and words. So, you should express your love for them as
often as possible. This will make them feel secure about their relationship
with you and help them become confident to solve all kinds of problems in
You Spend Quality
The best gift that children anticipate is spending time
with their parents. Even though household responsibilities and office work
takes major part of your time, you should take some time out and spend that
with your kids exclusively.
You Allow Age Appropriate
Right from the time your child is a toddler
you can allow them to handle responsibilities. Taking up responsibilities like
keeping toys in the toy box will make them ready for bigger responsibilities
when they grow older.
You Reward The Right Way for Good
Almost every parent rewards his or her child when he
does something good, but doing this in the right way conveys the right message.
This will show good behaviour in them.
You Do not Criticise Kids for Bad
Criticising is not going to make the difference. If
your child does something wrong, it is important you understand he is growing
and explain him what was wrong and what would be the consequences. For example
if your child beats his friend, instead of pointing him wrong, explain what he
did was wrong.
You Be involved in Your Child’s
This means being there to support your child physically
as well as mentally always. For this you need to rethink and rearrange your
You Avoid Harsh
No matter how angry you are, you never hit your
child. There are many other ways to discipline children and you can make use of
one of them if necessary.
You Treat Your Child with
No matter what the age of your child is, he too
needs respect. Also, the best way to get respect is to give respect. Always
speak to them politely and respect their opinion.
You Listen to Your
Even if your child is disturbed and aggressive, you ask
him to explain things calmly and you listen to his problem peacefully as well.
Also listening to their thoughts, ideas and opinions will help them become
confident in decision making.
You are a Honest
Being honest before your children is also very
important. Do not praise your child falsely just to keep his mood or
excitement. Appreciate the effort and guide them towards overcoming the
shortcomings in whatever they have done. This will encourage them to excel in
whatever they do.
Raising the child in the right way is very important. After all you are shaping the next generation. Imbue the right qualities in them so that intellectual curiosity, motivation and desire to achieve get promoted in them.
What are the signs of a good parent?
How to raise kids as good human beings? Is punishing kids a sign of a
bad parent? Discuss here.
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- The Indiaparenting Team