Parenting responsibilities should be shared between mom and dad. Each parent should back up and fully support the other. Parenting is a demanding lifetime job from which you never get to retire. However, it is by far the most rewarding. There are no courses for parenting and no exams to pass – all you need to do is follow your instincts and make the right choice for your children. Shared parenting and shared responsibilities will help make parenting more enjoyable and rewarding. Here are some ideas to make the most of shared parenting, and make it work for you.
Responsibilities of Shared Parenting
Most parents have a silent understanding of what each will do and what the other will take over as far as shared parenting is concerned. While mothers tend to be more softer and forgiving the father will play the hard guy and will make sure to keep the kids on track and out of trouble.
Shared parenting tasks should be discussed between parents. That way they each will know what to expect from the other. For example, women should not always be expected to do the house chores and men the technical stuff. It is good when the parents switch roles and responsibilities so the children learn to be independent and do not stereotype.
Shared parenting is a success when both parents come together to form a unit where the children find comfort and a sense of belonging. Parents offer that sense of security and self-esteem; the kind of unconditional love which you know you can always turn to find warmth and support waiting for you.
Parenting: A Lifetime Job
The joy of being a parent cannot be described by words as you need to feel and experience it to know what others talk about. If your child hurts, it is you who suffers and if your child smiles, it is you that is the happiest. Parenting will provide you with a whole new meaning of what happiness is and the purpose in your life.
Parenting is a job like no other. You don’t shy from more responsibilities and you never make retirement plans. Your biggest pay off is a child who loves and respects you for who you are and what you have helped him or her make out of their life.
A child needs both the parents to balance his life and follow his dreams. Therefore shared responsibilities and parenting is something all parents should learn to do for their children’s well being. Remember that you are your child’s hero and his role model and all he or she wants is to be like mom or dad. It is up to us to make them proud and be the hero they dream about. After all, what is more important that our children and their welfare?