Being A Good Parents: Role Models Of A Child

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“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands” (Anne Frank). The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word good as, “Of moral excellence; upright,” and the word parent as, “A person who raises a child.” These words alone give little indication of what being a good parent really entails. A good parent is more than just a mother or a father who raises a child. As a mother of three, I strive to be what my definition of a good parent is to my children. Parents are role models and instillers, present and active in their child’s life, and undeniably love their child or children. As a mother, I see how my children watch and imitate my actions and my words. …show more content…
Recently, my daughter was caught stealing in school and when confronted, lied. Aside from teaching her stealing is wrong, I also want her to learn the importance of telling the truth. Though being honest is scary for a child due to the unforeseen consequences, they must learn lying is never the option. Now, not only does her teacher question everything Jocelyn brings to school, she no longer trusts her word. As upsetting as this may be for Jocelyn, she is learning these are the consequences of her actions. Hopefully in the future, this will no longer be an issue, and her teacher can trust what she says at face value. Honesty is a highly valued quality in a person, one a parent should teach their …show more content…
Yes, parents will say they love their children, but without actions and assurances to prove so, the word love has no merit. Children deserve unquestionable, undeniable love. Though these actions may seem small and pointless to an adult, to a child they could mean the world. Most nights, not all, myself and my three kids cuddle together in my bed and read a bedtime story. This has come to be something they look forward to. However, on the weekends we often fall asleep cuddled on the couch watching a movie. No words just simple affection. In addition to these actions, a child needs verbal assurance that he/she is loved as well. Telling a child, he/she is loved when in trouble is extremely important. This is a time when their feelings have been hurt, so reassuring them they are loved regardless of their actions is key. I feel telling my children, “I love you” every morning when I wake them, and every night when they go to bed is conducive to them knowing how much I love them. A child should never question if their parent loves them or

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