Characteristics of Good Parents

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Parents play a major role in the life of a child. Although, the invention of so many toys and the influence of peers have greatly affected children’s behavior of modern time, parents with good traits can use these influences to mold the personality and behavior of a child for the good. I believe that ideal parents should be of good moral character, good listener and patience.

Parents should have good moral character, because they are the role models of children. It has been known that children are the reflection of their parent’s trait. For instance, my parents do not smoke, gamble or drink. They express virtue in all their actions. They taught us how to respect to elders, and be sensitive to other people’s feelings all the time. They have been my idol all my life, because they were able to raised six children so well and none of us went astray.

Furthermore, being a good listener is very important. When parents have time to listen to their children, the communication is open between parties. To illustrate, my brother failed his science subject in school. My parents did not judge or scold him, instead they talked to him and listened to his concerns. They found out that he did not understand his lesson well because of his assigned seat. He was sitting next to an air conditioner, and it bothered him.

Having patience has a lot to do with parenting. Although children behavior gets out of hand sometimes due to certain issues like mood, parents exert extra mile of patience to comfort them with love and care. For example, my sister when she was in her elementary years, she refused to attend school. My mother was always late for work, because of my sister’s action. She would always try to bribe her with something so she would go into class.

Parenting is a tough job comes with big responsibility. Therefore it is crucial that parents should have outstanding character, a good listener and...
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