Parenting is the topic that never gets old, as long as the society we know of does not cease to exist. Classics like Turgenev devoted a whole book, “Fathers and Sons,” addressing this issue. It is ageless and problematic, and hardly anyone found the ultimate right solution to make parenting easy. This is not the main point in my opinion.
Every parent should ask herself the following questions and answer them truthfully: “Why did I become a parent in the first place?”; “What is my goal as a parent?”; “What methods should I use to accomplish my goal?”; and “Am I happy with the end result?”
I will try to answer the above questions as honestly as I can and to the best of my knowledge:
1) Why did I become a parent in the first place?
-It happened naturally, without any initial thought on my part, during the course of my marriage.
2) What is my goal as a parent?
-To raise a productive member of the society, who is healthy, happy, smart, content, ambitious, well-rounded, and self-sufficient individual.
3) What methods should I use to accomplish my goal?
-Love and patience are my main methods.
-Logic and reason are playing important roles in all my decisions.
-Also, I try to create the strongest friendship bond between my daughter and I. I am totally against the formal relationship between parents and children.
4) Am I happy with the result?
-So far, so good, but I did not finish my job, yet. My daughter is currently 15 years old and still needs a lot of parental guidance. We will see what would happen in the future. At present, I am very happy with the result.