Essay on Effective Parenting

615 Words Dec 26th, 2005 3 Pages
There are so many things in the world that people do to help children. Many people volunteer to help children and some decide to raise a child. Out of all the things to do raising a child is most difficult, and also very rewarding. When an individual chooses to be a parent, he or she should have four traits: a positive lifestyle, stability, tolerance, and patience. Having these traits helps on the long road of effective parenting. When an individual has a positive lifestyle, their child will look up to their parent. A positive lifestyle is good for a child because a parent is considered a role model. This means parents should have a job, a car, a place to live (a apartment or house), not abuse drugs or alcohol, and speak using …show more content…
So when he was a teenager, his mother was very tolerant of him. She made and still makes most of his decisions. His mother also made sure that nobody took advantage of Michael. For example, when Michael turned twenty- one, he had a lot of friends who were underage, and these kids wanted Michael to buy them alcohol. With his disability, Michael was not sure if it was wrong for him to do this. His mother explained to him how it was wrong and told him "Those kids really are not your friends." It is good that he has a mother who understands him despite his disability. Finally, parenting requires a lot of patience. It is important that a parent has patience because impatience causes frustration. For example, if a newborn baby is crying nonstop, a parent should use patience and stop and think about what is going on, or what can be done to stop the crying. Overall, parenting is a big job in itself. However, effective parenting can be more difficult. From living a positive lifestyle, having patience, using tolerance, and being stable, a parent is very occupied. There are also more traits an effective parent should have but these are the most

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