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Does being a friend to your child help you be a good parent?

As a parent, you’re expected to be a disciplinarian. Establishing a friendship with your child is good because it opens up the lines of communication, but guiding them throughout life is most important.

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What makes a good and responsible parent?

A responsible parent can effectively communicate with their child while maintaining authority.

More importantly, the responsible parent is dedicated to helping their child build a character that will contribute to their livelihood as a future adults. The sufficient duty of a responsible parent is loving your child and understanding they will make mistakes.

How to know your parenting skills are working

If you’re distributing good parenting skills to your child, they will have a strong sense of self-worth (i.e., self-esteem). The reason is that they will look up to you as a good role model and mimic the things they’re being taught at home.

Your child will be affectionate towards you with strong admiration and respect. Your child will be able to show you they can be trusted based on what they have learned from your parenting skills. Most importantly, they will be adamant about learning from the lessons you teach them and using them throughout their life.

4 parenting styles

According to researchers, there are four types of parenting styles that include authoritarian, authoritative, uninvolved, and permissive. You should analyze your parenting skills to determine what type of parenting style you’re using with your kids. How to analyze your parenting skills:

  • Listen to your children
  • Observe your children
  • Consider how you assert your parenting skills
  • Be flexible in your parenting

Encouraging your child

Parenting is a skill set that you will put into effect each day of your life. You and your child will constantly develop your relationship with each other each day. You must encourage your child throughout their lives to do their best. Display the same type of behavior that you expect from your children. For example, if you don’t want your child to smoke, don’t smoke in front of them.

Finally, always be willing to listen to your child to help their future development and decision-making skills.