How Do You Know You’re Being a Good Parent?

Found this on the web semasa boring-boring kat office tadi….. (the ones in red are my additional two-cents). It says that you are an inspired parent...

Ø When you help your kids with their schoolwork (err, ada ker aku buat ni? But Yan definitely ada buat ni)
Ø When you take an interest in their hobbies (we more or less share hobbies – reading, surf the Internet and watching TV, okay ler kot)
Ø When you show affection to your wife/husband in front of them (ooooh this we do all the time…sampai Alia and Asma dah immune tapi Arissa masih tak dapat menerima haikat kehidupan sebenar)
Ø When you advocate that they speak to you and each other respectfully (mestilah kan walau we had to remind them over and over and over again)
Ø When you just enjoy being with your children and them with you (Definitely and it works both ways in our family)
Ø When your son or daughter comes running to you when they get hurt (usahkan “hurt” berkelahi sesame sendiri pun selalunya kita orang kena involve jugak)
Ø When your calendar is full of things to do with your children (our calendar is ONLY full of things to do with our girls)
Ø When you calmly and gently discipline your children without yelling or screaming (ada ker parents yang sabar ala–ala malaikat ni?)
Ø When you tuck your children into bed at night and tell them "I love you" and pray with them (always, all the time, every night)
Ø When you drive your kids to school in the morning (hari-hari, okay. Bukan takat hantar, ambik pun sekali)
Ø When you make Saturday/Sunday morning breakfast for them (For Yan, its daily okay not just weekends. Kalau weekend, selalunya mamak kat Restoran Melur take over buat breakfast for us)
Ø When you give your children responsibilities and chores (bagi, jangan tak bagi – nanti dewasa tau buat kerja and tau nak bawak diri)

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