“Children learn more from what you’re than what you TEACH.” ~ Anonymous
What makes an excellent parent?
Have you ever considered this question?
Of course, there are the normal answers:
– “Giving them good moral values.”
– “Making sure they don’t go without.”
– “Ensuring they get an honest education.”
– “Teaching them to be polite.”
We could continue . All of those are wonderful pieces of recommendation (if a touch cliché).
Let’s get slightly more specific with the question:
Have you ever considered how the “little things” you currently do influence the type of parent you’ll be?
Uh…that’s a special animal, isn’t it?
More than likely, most folks – including this writer – haven’t actually considered this before. So let’s mention it a bit!
By the way, every item on this list applies to both current and future parents!
HERE ARE TEN SIGNS you’re – OR are going to be – an excellent PARENT!
1. YOU TREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE PEOPLE WELL
Who hasn’t been on hold before? Who hasn’t been on an excruciatingly long hold before? Uh-huh.
How is your demeanor once you get someone on the line? does one explode on the person and vent your anger, or does one remain calm, collected, and polite?
Being able to remain calm with people in emotionally charged situations demonstrates a high level of emotional intelligence. “The capacity to remember of, control, and express one’s emotions” may be a vital skill for folks to possess .
2. you’ve got a couple of LONG-TERM FRIENDSHIPS
Alisa Bash, a licensed marriage and family therapist, based in Malibu, California, says:
“People with long-term friendships understand emotional intimacy. Their word means something and that they show up once they plan to things and to people, something which will mean such a lot to a toddler .”
So, if you’ve got a couple of ole’ chums, you’ll just bring a touch more to the parenting table.
3. YOU UNDERSTAND BALANCE.
As you’re reading this sentence, there’s a parent slowly killing themselves from work stress. And there’s a toddler wondering where their Mom or Dad is.
Work-family balance, as defined by one prominent childhood educator puts it, is important “in order to possess the energy and patience to require care of their children during a fun, joyful, and loving way.”
4. YOU PRIORITIZE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Speaking of labor and speaking of balance. The crazy scheduling and resultant stress of recent life requires that we monitor and lookout of our mind-body health and lifestyle.
Many potential parents see having a baby as a fix to their problems.
Just … no. While things could also be tough, as adults it’s our responsibility to require care of any pressing issues before bringing a baby into the combination .
5. YOU’RE NOT scared of SELF-SACRIFICE
If you’re reading these words, you’re either (1) a positive person, or (2) someone trying to become more positive. Positivity is an admirable trait during a society that’s so self-absorbed.
You are more likely to sacrifice themselves for somebody else. have you ever bought a strangers lunch before? Helped out an older adult? Lent money even when things were tight?
You get the thought . And if you’re a self-sacrificing sort of person, odds are you’ll be an excellent parent.
6. YOU’RE AN EMPATH
Empaths are the parents who make the planet go round. We always need more of them and may never have enough.
Not only are empaths compassionate; they need an almost superhuman ability to ascertain and feel what somebody else sees and feels as if they were them.
That’s really all that must be said. you recognize who you’re . Not only will you be an excellent parent, but an excellent friend, great lover, and an excellent influence on a planet that basically needs you.
7. YOU’RE just about A NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER
First things first – no, selfies and 500 food pics don’t count! Sorry!
Photographers, no matter their level of innate ability, are nearly always penetrating, observant, and grateful individuals.
Perhaps their greatest gift is their talent for seeing the sweetness altogether of the “little things” around them. You know… the person who can melt your heart with a photograph of some random bug on a leaf.
8. YOU’RE ON SPEED DIAL
Being an excellent (active) listener really may be a fantastic skill and one which will improve any aspect of your life.
Linda Lucas, a toddler psychologist in Leesburg, Florida, says “More than almost anything, children got to be listened to.” intrinsically , if you’re the one person someone involves advice or anything , you’ll probably make one heck of a parent.
9. YOU’VE “BLUEPRINTED” THINGS
No matter if you’re the natural planning type. If you’re already giving serious thought to the who, what, when, where, and the way you’ll raise your kid, you’ll probably be a reasonably good parent.
This doesn’t mean daydreaming about names and pink outfits (though that’s pretty nice.) It means some deliberate planning. Of course, these plans may attend heck once you’ve got the small bundle of joy; but it shows your sincerity and seriousness about the parenting thing.
10. YOU’RE CREATIVE
In all sincerity, this world needs a touch more creativity in it. Creative individuals are open-minded, intelligent, and well-meaning in everything they are doing .
No reason to think they’d raise their child any different. we’d like more people like you!