The Joy of Being a Parent
Being a parent can be hard work, but also it can be the greatest job. A parents job is to care and love their child unconditionally, no matter what. Parents help their child to be a better person and to feel love at home. Parents should always teach their children to become independent and know how to manage themselves in the world. Children can learn lots of things from parents and always follow their example. Parents can be good listeners and hear the child’s opinion. A child needs parents that listen to their problems and is comfortable talking about everything. The parents may not like what the child may say, but they need to listen in order to understand the child’s feelings. If the parents continue to do that, they can find ways to help their child and give them good advice while respecting their opinions. When a child is in trouble, it’s important to discipline them, and to do it with firm kindness. Parents can put them in timeout and tell them what they did was wrong and not to do it again. After the child is done getting in trouble, the parents can say to them “I love you, and I hope you learned something.” That will make the child realize that their parents are helping them to not repeat their actions. This will help the child follow the rules in the future on their own. If parents continue to teach and help their child to become a better person in the future, they will realize the hard work of being a parent. This can be the best job for some people. When I become a parent someday, I want my children to be taught, and I want them to know that their mother and father are always there to listen and to love them no matter what.