We are a generation of parents who are constantly judging themselves as well as other parents, based on their actions and reactions. Little do they realise that doing so isn’t only harmful for the adults but also for the child. Well, judging aside, here are some surprising signs that can tell if you will be make a great parent.
You are still close to your school best friend Science says that having your old pals close even when you grow up and make new friends is a sign that you believe firmly in keeping long term relationships and your equations don’t change as you grow. This can be a big reflection of your parenting potential – because it shows you stay fully engaged in your relationships. You are good with social skills If you are someone who can easily have conversations with people and make others feel comfortable while keeping it all calm and cool, shows you are high on emotional intelligence which happens to be an important skill for parents. There will be times when parenting will throw up tricky situations, but if you are emotionally mature, you will manage everything well. You are committed to your job You’d be surprised with this comparison but if you are a good employee, you will be a good parent too. Your commitment at work shows how much you take things seriously. Soft skills that matter at work like reliability, consistency, loyalty are some of the traits that are highly valued in a potential parent. You have to remember that when you are a parent, you get no break – you will have weekends at work but parenting demands constant work.
You love sharing simple joys on social media If you can find joys in simple things, it means you can make a great parent. Parenting can be tough but if you know how to look at the sunnier side often, you will have less disappointments and something to look forward to all the time. For example, when your cranky child finally goes to sleep, if you revel in the sight of your calm baby and do not focus more on how tough it was to handle him through the day, you will be a great parent. You take your hobbies seriously Life doesn’t let us follow our passion but if you are someone who manages to take time out for what you like doing, you have the potential to be a great parent. You are the role model for your child and if your child sees how passionate you feel, he will also turn out to be a lifelong learner. You are sensitive to others’ needs Can you put the needs of others above your own? If you give your seat in a metro to someone with a child or help your neighbour hood lady with her luggage, you surely know how to do it. We like it or not, parenting requires sacrifices – you will have to choose between a high profile New Year party you’ve been invited to and your child who is down with cold and flu. You like breaking stereotypes You have thick thighs but you love wearing short dresses. You like travelling solo to places without worrying about what others will say. If you are bold and do things that you truly believe in, it shows you will instill the same qualities in your child too. You are special Whether or not you have the above qualities, every parent loves their child and will do the best for them.
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