Signs you're a good parent, even if you don't think so

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Signs you're a good parent, even if you don't think so
Signs you're a good parent, even if you don't think so

Parents are different. Some are strict, others think that it is enough for the child to be clean and fed, etc. Perhaps there is no parent who does not have at least a little doubt as to whether they fulfill this role well. If you also doubt that you're doing well, look for a few signs that will convince you otherwise.

Your child shares with you

It is important for children to be able to share about their achievements, successes and happy moments. But it's just as important that they can tell you when they have a problem. And we know that the little ones, just like us adults, need someone who will not judge them, who will listen to them and, if necessary, give them advice.

Don't think good grades are everything

When your child gets a bad grade at school, they shouldn't be afraid to tell you. On the other hand, if it is frightened and afraid of your reaction, it will hide. Good parents can explain to their children that it is important to put effort into doing well in school, to keep up, to gain valuable knowledge, and if the child is not doing well in a subject, they will definitely look for a solution to help him raise his performance at least a little.

You respect his privacy

Perhaps there is no parent who does not violate it, knowingly or not. Therefore, if everyone in your family respects each other's personal space, then you are doing well as a parent.

Don't criticize your child

There is a difference between constructive criticism and criticism that humiliates, insults, saddens and instills low self-esteem. Many parents find it educational to call their children stupid, fat, etc. That's why it's important what words you use when trying to motivate, criticize.

You can admit you were wrong and apologize

Another thing that shows you're doing well as a parent is that you haven't forgotten that adults make mistakes too, and it's no shame to sometimes apologize even to your own children. We instill in children that it is okay to apologize when they have hurt someone, but it is also important how to do it. Sometimes we live so dynamically that we let out our emotions in front of the children, and asking for an apology only makes you a strong person and there is no shame in admitting your weaknesses.

Don't impose your interests on your children

A mistake many parents make. Of course it's important to guide them, but if you're very good at math and your child isn't, but is a great tennis player, maybe it's better to focus on tennis and not so much on science. Your child may have different interests and talents than yours, so it's important for parents to be observant.

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