Parenting skills is a very interesting term. Over the years, it has been proven that some parents have them and some simply don’t. Some people seem to have been born to be parents. These are the ones who never have to think about what to do in any given situation regarding their children. They just inherently know what is needed and they do it. Others are lost from day one and never get it right.
Being a parent is a learning experience. It is an education from the time the doctor puts that red faced little creature in your arms. This is the moment that bonding begins for a mother and child. Or it doesn’t. It is true that this is what happens for most new mothers and fathers, as well. However, there are some parents who, for whatever reason, do not bond with their babies. This is a situation that hints well ahead of time to a lack of parenting skills.
Now all parents who don’t bond immediately with their babies are not lost causes. For the most part, mothers bond very quickly, as the connection started during pregnancy. Most fathers, too, are extremely excited when they hold their new babies for the first time. But for those who don’t feel this immediate connection, there is still hope.
Caring for an infant is the best training in the world to learn parenting skills. Each day will bring experiences that will teach both mother and father how to be parents. You may stumble along the way. In fact, expect that to happen a lot. But each misstep teaches you something that will add to your new found knowledge of what it takes to be a parent. Most parents don’t keep making the same mistakes over and over again with their children. You must have confidence that you won’t let that happen either.
One thing that creates good parenting skills is a simple one. You love your child. Yes, it really is that simple. The love you feel for your baby will grow more everyday. Even when you feel that you can’t possibly love your child any more, you will find that it continues to grow. It is this love that will help you to be the best parent you can be. It will be a long, sometimes painful or scary road. But in the end, it will be well worth it, and the adult your child will one day become, will be a testament to your parenting abilities.↑ Back to Top