The list of qualities that make up a “good parent” is limitless. Patience, determination and responsibility are a few that you may think of as obvious, but being a good parent goes far beyond a simple list of qualities. Everyone has a different way of parenting. If you ask different individuals what makes a good parent, you’ll often hear “being there for your kids,” or “being a good role model.” Although these answers are true, it’s important to dig deeper. We all have those moments where we feel like we’re not good enough, and wonder what (if anything) you are doing wrong. After all, being a parent is a tough responsibility. Although you may not see it, the fact that you’re trying your best to do everything right but are still wanting to be better makes you a good parent, along with your mindset, ability and determination to carry out your goals. The fact that “giving up” is not an option no matter how much easier it may seem makes you a good parent.
You don’t go unnoticed. There isn’t a day that goes by where your children don’t recognize everything you do for them. If your children know you love them, you’re a good parent. Your job as a parent is never done as long as you continue to strive to be a better one.