How To Become A Good Parent
March 19th, 2017 | by Philip Verghese 'Ariel' || 3 Comments |
What Makes One A Good Parent?
Parents are the guardians, the first line of defense and a one person army for a child, who is going to love them unconditionally, no matter what. Yet, sometimes, courtesy of grievous circumstances of because of some things that one has no control over, parents turn out to be the very individuals that harm their children in the worst ways imaginable, more than any sex offender or a kidnapper ever could.
An Absentee Parent vs. A Non-existent Parent
It is harder for a child to recover from the scars left behind by a parent that was never even there in the first place rather than an absentee parent – a parent that was physically there to sign their name on the dotted line that said “Parent’s signature” under it and get their child the basic necessities of life. It is such absentee parent that makes a child wonder why they ever gave birth to them if they were just going to ignore their existence for the rest of their life. Such children know for a fact that they have more use as a trophy or an item of display to show the world how perfect their family is, while the reality cannot be more further than the truth.
What Makes A Good Parent?
A parent has a pivotal role in a child’s life. They are the ones that are responsible for everything about their children. From giving birth to them to raising them and what not – parents have a huge impact on every single sphere in a child’s life. Thus, if they abuse their role as a parent or are negligent of their child or their needs, both emotionally as well as physically, they are going to leave a huge mark on their life that is bound to follow them for the rest of their life.
On the other hand, if they believe that by simply giving their child a good home to live in, the best education that they can provide them with and all the worldly needs that they can think of, it does not necessarily makes them a good parent, especially if they are basically ignoring their child and are barely there to even know the slightest think about their children or bond with them emotionally. In such situations, a parent is nothing more than an overrated caretaker.
A good parent is:
· Part of Every Sphere of Their Child’s Life
A good parent is always there for his or her child, in every part of their life – right from the day they were born, to the time they took their first step, to when they cut their first tooth, to their first day of school, right down to their wedding and everything in between. They know their child inside out and their children take strange sort of pride in such situations. It makes a child feel loved and secure.
· To be There for Them Always
Everybody needs someone they can fall back on, for a child, which someone usually happens to be their parents, if they feel secure enough in that relationship. A parent is supposed to love their children unconditionally, which roughly translates into them being there are their children through thick and thin. They will help them out through the difficult parts of life, hold their hands and help them get through it all.
· Protect Them Fiercely
Another thing about a good parent is that no matter the consequences, no matter how bad does it get, a parent will always protect their children, under every single circumstance. Thus, even if a parent has to stand up against a crowd of people who are against their child, they should do it, fearlessly and without any hesitation. In times where cyberbullying, cyberstalking and other very similar ailments are plaguing us, parents need to be safe and on their guard at all times and always. Even if they have apps to help them out, they should do so without any hesitation.
The Bottom Line
We live in an age where a parent needs to be all the more vigilant and all the more careful with their parenting because there are way too many temptations around a child today that are enough to lead them off course. This is where being a good parent counts since they would be able to lead their children to a better future.
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