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Top 10 Parenting Goals for Every Parent



What kind of person do you expect your kids to be when they grow-up? What are your goals as a parent? Follow these top 10 parenting goals and make sure that you raise happy and well-balanced kids.


Parenting is one of the most important roles you are ever going to play in your life and is also probably the most rewarding role. Parenting is like a full time job and obviously like any other job there are goals in parenting too. If you set certain objectives in your mind for guiding your journey through parenthood then it is possible that you will be able to play your role as a parent better and in a more responsible fashion.


1. Boosting Independence


This is perhaps the most important yet difficult parenting goal to achieve. Teaching your child independence will mean letting go of your child at times to let him or her test self sufficiency. Every year your children should be able to identify one new self acquired skill that they have picked up and this will help their self esteem in a major way. Boosting independence may start off with small things like learning to pack the school bag and tying shoe laces.


2. Develop Lines of Communication


One goal for every parent should be to develop open lines of communication with your children. Even if the situation is very bad or they have really messed up, your kids should be able to come to you on their own. Kids must feel that the love that their parents hold for them is unconditional as that is the only way healthy communication lines can be forged.


3. Developing Honesty


One of the rare yet genuine qualities in the world is honesty and every parent should work on inculcating it in their kids. Start off with small things like teaching your children to return change in shops, pick up stuff and give it back to rightful owners and always try to speak the truth even in difficult situations. As a parent you also have to be honest in front of your kids to help them pick up the habit.


4. Good Manners


While academics and extracurricular activities are very important in today’s world, learning simple courtesy is even more important. It is good manners that will endear your children to others in future and ultimately make them into productive members of the society. Teach your kids to behave nicely with people regardless of age, sex, caste, educational standards and position.


5. Owning up Mistakes


One of the most challenging goals of parenting is to make kids brave enough to own up to their mistakes. Teach your kids the importance of owning up something when they have messed up even when it means that they will face criticism or penalty. Owning up mistakes will make children braver and more responsible persons in the future and the world will love them for it.


6. Taking on Competition


There is no doubt that children of today will grow up in a fiercely competitive environment. Every parent should consider it a goal to hone kids to perfect their skills so that they stay ahead of the competition. It is also important to teach the basics of healthy competition vs. Unhealthy rivalry.


7. Cordial Relationship with Teachers


As a parent one of your goals is to get familiar with whoever is in charge of your child’s education in school. For this you have to take time out of your busy schedule to attend PTA meetings, annual days and parent’s day as these are some of the occasions which allow parents and teachers to interact. It is also important to work in coordination with teachers and not against them as competitors. Remember that the aim is to give your child the best education possible.


8. Honing Social Skill Sets


As a parent your goal should be to equip your child with good social skills. Being a team player, adjusting with others, developing friendships is very important. It is a mistake to believe that education is only about academics. Social skill development will give your child the smarts to move through life well and achieve success.


9. Not to Get Distracted

Get into the habit of spotting problems with your child early and then nip those problems in the bud. Every child who seems distant, aloof or cranky actually is trying to hide some kind of trouble. As a parent it should be your goal to remain abreast with all the negative issues with your child. Do not let those issues escalate into problems otherwise things may get out of hand.


10. Investing in Relationships


Investing in relationships is something that kids learn from their parents. Give your children a happy stable home and make it a goal to ensure that one day they have such homes themselves. Ultimately this is what will make life worthwhile for them.

So now that you are aware of the top 10 parenting goals, make sure that you aim at these goals while raising kids. These parenting goals will definitely help you to raise happy and well-balanced kids.


Which parenting goals should be followed by every parent? What are the benefits of aiming at better parenting goals? How do kids benefits if parents set parenting goals for themselves? Discuss here.

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Riya.2 years ago
Following parenting goals and parenting rules is very important to be a better parent and to ensure proper growth and development of kids.
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Dev.2 years ago
Nice article, we must set parenting goals for ourselves for proper development of kids.
 
 
 
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Naina.2 years ago
I agree with you Dev, we must follow a set of parenting goals for the better development of our kids.
 
 
 
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