How to be good at parenting

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When it comes to parenting, you are your children’s idol, don’t disappoint them. And when you do (which you will), admit it to them. Apologize.

Make time for your kids. Read with them, play with them, color with them.  It doesn’t matter what you do with them – as long as you spend time with them.
Hug them often, and tell them you love them. Look them in the eyes when you do.

Listen to your kids.  Just, …listen!

By the way: your children will instinctively, subconsciously, and uncontrollably seek out a relationship identical to the one that you have with your spouse – remember that!

Facebook: get out of the habit of scrolling endlessly through your news-feed. If you must have an account (yes, I know – there are lots of good reasons to do so), then train yourself to check only your notifications and then get out.  Otherwise you’ll scroll your day away.  To resist the urge of scrolling to see what your friends are up to: pick a handful of good friends, if you like – and choose to “get notifications” for their activity.

If you don’t LOVE your job, then you don’t have the right job. If you do what you love, then you’ll never work a day in your life.

Do not answer calls/texts during dinner time, family time, or “you” time. Your cell phone is for YOUR convenience, not the caller’s.

Always remember – every person you come in contact with (every single day) is in the midst of some kind of personal struggle.

Always remember – what other people think about you is none of your business.

Always make eye-contact when speaking to someone, or when they are speaking to you.

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