The definition of parenting is the methods, techniques, etc. , used or required in the rearing of children. I can definitely tell you about a thousand different definitions on parenting. No one sentence could possibly captivate the perfect meaning or importance of what being a parent is all about.
Unconditional love is the most important thing a parent has for a child. Unconditional means complete and absolute, and not dependent on certain terms or conditions. No matter what that child does the parent will still love them with every part of their soul and with every beat of their heart. A love for a child is unlike any other love you could ever have in your life. It is different than the love you have for a parent or a friend or a family member. This kind of love is the soul's recognition of the closest feeling to Heaven you can get without dying. I believe God gives us children so that we may love another person the way that he loves us. It truly is unexplainable in words. The only way to really understand this love is to feel it.
Being a parent takes a lot of patience. I mentioned unconditional love first, because so many things that being a parent involves falls under love. Children take longer to understand and learn things for obvious reasons. Teaching children takes a lot of patience, because it is very repetitive. You must show them over and over again, just like practice makes perfect. The more you practice the better you get, and you can never practice anything too much. It will only help you advance.
You also have to be careful not to shelter your child too much. Their safety is the most important thing to you, but you also have to let them learn certain things on their own. Some things can not properly be taught without it actually happening to them first. They will fall, they will have bruises, they will cry, they will get hurt, they will get confused. But it is not what happens to you that matters, it is how you react to it. That is where you come in. Teach them how to react to situations, teach them positivity, teach them wisdom, and most importantly, above all things pray for your children.
I can not sum up everything there is to know about parenting in one article nor do I know everything there is to know about it. I do know quite a bit though in my opinion. I also know it is one of the greatest and most honorable achievments of all time. These sites may have more information.
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