My Very Own Parenting Style

In my opinion, the most unappreciated job in the world is parenting. Sometimes, children tend to take little things for granted. Simple chores like preparing meals, doing the laundry, tidying up bed spaces or even driving back and forth to school are some of the things the little ones tend to take for granted. Of course, not to mention the cooking, the storybook reading that goes well beyond bedtime, the little extras you buy at the mall that sometimes go way beyond the budget. These are the little things that make up the entire package of being a parent. But then it really takes a whole lot to be called a parent.

Suffice it to say, it really is a selfless job that requires you to be on your toes 24/7. You’ll never know what is needed of you everyday, so you also need to be a troubleshooter, a friend, a buddy, a teacher and oftentimes, a plumber, an electrician, and a cleaner. But just because you are able to do all of the above, it doesn’t mean you’re a good parent. You really have to be able to balance everything to be considered one or at least, come close to being one. But in my opinion, being a good parent means you give your full attention and unconditional love to your kids.

Furthermore, it is best to remember that love and respect are both, pretty much, earned and not demanded. Earn the respect of your children and it will go a along way in forging lasting relations and building stronger bonds. This, in my opinion, is the best way for any child to remember any parent.

While there are no easy steps to follow to become the coolest parent, there is actually a whole lifetime to create and to build the unique lasting relationship with your child. But definitely, the parenting job will never stop. No matter how old your kids are, you will always be a parent. Whether parenting is unappreciated or not, only time can really tell. As a parent, it is best to know what makes your kids sincerely smile.