Sometimes as parents we struggle about knowing if we’re good parents or not. We read parenting articles, looking for the assurance that we’re not totally screwing up our children.
So, here’s a quiz that will help you know if you’re on the right track!
The Good Parenting Quiz
Do you love your children?
Do you try to be a better parent?
If you answered yes to both of those questions, you’re a Great Parent!
Yes, it is that simple…
Bad parents don’t care. They don’t work on being good parents, they just do and don’t think.
Good parents, on the other hand, feel like we’re doing it all wrong.
We read parenting posts and books that tell is that we are ruining our kids if we spank or yell.
We are terrible if we chose to give our infants formula or put them to sleep in their crib…or co-sleep.
We must be horrible parents who don’t discipline their children if our kids throw tantrums or have rude moments.
We are scarring our children for life if we leave them alone to cry for a bit while we take a breather to compose ourselves before going back in.
We get the message that good parents have great children who never break rules or push boundaries.
We are told that great parents love every single moment of their parenthood and never wish of going back to their child-free days.
We are told that good parents never get angry at their children.
We believe that there is a way to be a perfect parent and we just haven’t figured it out yet.
All good parents struggle. All good parents feel like they are failing at some point. All good parents feel the judgment.
The truth is…you already are a great parent.
There is no manual. There is no “right way”.
The right way is which ever way works for you and your family.
In those moments when you may feel like you’re screwing everything up and that your a terrible parent, remember that you only feel that way because you are a great parent.
So go, my friend, and remember that you are an AWESOME parent, because you are trying, you are struggling, and you are doing the very best that you can.
That is what it takes to be a good parent.
Bad parents don’t feel the guilt…and they won’t take The Good Parenting Quiz.
Thank you! As always simple and amazing!
Oh how I love this… so very much. Thank you.
LOVE this. Thank you so much for sharing for such a simple reminder.
Super cute!! This is a very honest and necessary post.
Kelly @ IdealistMom.com
Amanda, I love this SO SO MUCH. Thank you for this. Sharing it on FB today!
Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife
I love it! Being a great parent really can be that simple!
I love this too! it encourages me to keep trying my best,because as a single mom it does gets hard sometime.
Thanks Amanda, I continually try to be better!!!
Thank you! I needed this!
Yyeeeyyu!! Im so glad i took the quiz, thank you for this post, i loved it and the pictures are so cute! I really thought there was gonna be a quiz hahahaha i also told my husband “im making a qui to see if im a good mother” and he looked at me like, are you out of your mind? Do you really need someone to tell you that? The truth is i think we all inside feel we are good parents but we like to have reminders! ?
This article left me a babbling mess of tears. I really needed to read it right now. Thank you so much!!!!! God bless you.
<3 You're welcome.
Thanks very much for sharing so true things. I just cried out because I am ? on very tough time with my kid. Can you please tell something about to do only one kid in the house .thank you.
Thank you so very much! We can be so hard on ourselves! I needed to hear this at this moment! Your words are so much appreciated!
It was really nice when you said that there is no manual for being a good parent and that whatever it is that I am doing that works for my family is good, no matter how different it is. That is reassuring because, honestly, I am really worried that I might not be able to be a good dad. I plan on adopting a child, and someone told me that I need to read books to be a good dad. Now I know that I don’t. Thanks!