Parents play an important role in the child’s upbringing. However, it is not easy to be a good parent. I am lucky to have good parents, so it is easy for me identify the characteristics that make them good. I am going to discuss further in the following paragraphs. First, if you want to be a good parent, you need to know your children well, so you should spend time with them. I am not saying you must quit from your job and stay at home with your babies all day. I am referring to quality time that is good use of the limited amount of time. For example, a small talk after dinner or a little story before bad may well perform. You can be a businessman or a doctor, no matter how busy you are, you must spare time for your children. Second, in order to be a good parent, you should be strict. It is important for the children’s own good. They may not like it and do not understand while they are little but children must learn dispicline. This provides great convenience for their further life. Third, unconditional love is the most important characteristic of a good parent. All parents love their children, but not all love is unconditional. For example, some parents would not love their children if they married someone of a different religion or ethnic group. Some parents would not love their children if they had a different sexual orientation. You should love your children whatever choices they make for themselves. In conclusion, I think a good parent should have these characteristics that I mentioned above. I learnt these qualities from my parents. I am a happy child and have an orderly life thanks to them. I wish all children such wonderful parents.