Last but not least, a parent is someone their child can go and talk to. When these standards are met, the parent has succeeded. When someone becomes a parent, the pressure is on. Responsibilities must be taken in order to provide for the child. For example, one may take on an extra job to help be financially stable. By having this extra money things become more flexible and stable in the household. Parents can afford school supplies, food, clothes and a shelter for their child. When a parent provides for their child, it gives the parent a sense of pride.
A responsible adult also makes sacrifices. It may be not getting their nails done every other week like they used to, or, it may be just spending more time with them. If a parent does this for their child, then they are on the right side of parenting. Second step to good parenting, is being a child’s best friend. As a parent, the child should feel comfortable coming to their parent for anything. They could be asked for advice or they may just want their parent to listen to them. Either way, the child shows that they have trust in the relationship with their parent.
Knowing that their child can trust you is a huge accomplishment. If a parent does not succeed at becoming their child’s friend, things can get pretty difficult. The child begins to sneak and lie about certain things in hopes that the parent won’t care about what is really going on. Sooner or later, the child begins to get into more and more trouble which provides stress upon the parent and family. Nobody wants this outcome for their child or family, so being there for the child and becoming their friend is one of the best things a parent can do.
Last but not least, any good parent guides their child and provides them with a good set of moral values and character. These traits can be passed down from generation to generation or learned throughout the course of life. Character is what the child develops while growing up, but the parents are the ones who guide them and shape the way they grow. They provide an outline that will stick with them for many years to come. Later on in life, they will become a parent and hopefully pass their traits and values along to their kin.
There are many more qualities that parents can have to be called a good parent, but I believe these three are the most important. These three “standards” have a big impact on their child’s life and that’s why I think they are the most important. No matter what, people are going to have their own standards and opinions but that doesn’t make you a bad parent if you don’t follow their rules. You are a good parent when you do the best you can do for your child, if you are there for your child and last but not least, if you have provided a good sense of moral values.