Ms. Andréa Javier
27 September 2012
“Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur” according to Alvin Toffler • [pic]It’s funny how parents are like amateurs on a stage at karaoke night. As parents, they do not know what to do, or what to expect until the child is born. The parents often anticipate how the child will look, what color eyes, hair, and features the child will have. However, very often parents did not take formal classes on parenting; nevertheless parents do often have some parenting skills that they have learned from their parents. Similarly, a new mother makes her introduction with a soft voice and a gentle touch. She begins creating a lifetime bond between the child and herself. Being a parent is not a skill that is learned in college; in fact, it requires a level of devotion and sacrifice that only comes from loving parents. The parent’s role in the family is the most important one. According to The Academy of Science “family is the most important influence on child development regardless of the nature of children’s out-of-home experiences” (Science). The parents are constantly pondering on the child’s development, and its character, its personality its personal preferences. But ultimately, the perfect parent must confirm the growth, development, physical bonding, feelings, and parenting style needed to produce healthy, socially balanced children. Moreover, the ideal parent must possess the qualities, characteristics, and the driven desire to be the parent that their children will need for them to become successful, functioning adults. • The first and most influential relationship in life is that of a parent and a child. This relationship is learned over time and influenced by a variety of factors such as ethnicity, culture, and genetics. Parents must create a thriving environment for their children to grow in. • Clinical Psychologist Jack C. Westman said it best “childrearing homes...