Ashley is a 16 year old from Torrance, CA with unique curly hair. She loves writing poetry, trying new experiences, eating spicy food, socializing, listening to music, and giving advice.
When I get older, I know I’m going to have children. The only thing I am unsure of is if I’ll adopt or have children of my own at the right time. Although I am unsure of which choice I’ll choose, there’s one thing I am sure of, which is what type of parent I’ll be. I know for a fact I will be a good parent, just like my Mom, who isn’t strict.
As a future parent, I will:
- Be fun, loving, and cool.
- Joke around with my kids.
- Not be stingy.
- Love my kids unconditionally.
- Give my kids attention and affection.
- Support my kids in every way.
- Teach my kids what’s right and wrong.
- Not be strict.
- Not expect my kids to be straight A students. ( I think parents should just appreciate the effort their kids put in school and shouldn’t expect their kids to highly excel in subjects because it’ll only make matters worst. )
- Not get angry at my kids when they get a bad grade here and there.
( Sometimes, parents just have to be lenient once and a while )
- Allow my kids to spend time with their friends.
- Spend quality time with my kids.
- Help my kids in any way I can.
- Let go little by little when the time is right.
- Let my kids express who they are.
- Not allow my kids to use and/or possess any type of narcotic. ( I mean, who wouldn’t agree with this? )
- Overtly speak the truth on any subject to my kids.
- Always be overt with my kids.
- Give the best advice to my kids anytime they need it.
- Communicate with my kids each and every single day.
- Not baby my kids when they get older. ( If you baby your kids at a mature age, 12 and older, your kids just won’t mature )
- Always comfort my kids.
- Satisfy my kids as best I can.
- Not work late or long shifts when my kids are home. ( I think it’s best to do this as a parent because by not working long or late shifts while your kids are home, your kids are less likely to cause trouble. )
- Not buy my kids everything they want all the time, such as electronics. ( If you do this constantly, your kids will just expect more and more to the point they’ll become spoiled brats )
- Reward my kids when they deserve it. ( such as when they get good grades ) with something they want (such as an iPod)
- Teach/ talk about mature subjects ( such as intercourse ) to my kids starting at 7 years of age. ( I think all parents should talk to their kids about mature subjects at a young age so their kids don’t make the wrong decisions in the future )
- Be a parent before a friend. ( Being a parent before a friend is always the best option because being a friend before a parent won’t give kids a solid direction and will only lead them to making the wrong decisions )
- Set ground rules, such as
b.) Which articles of clothing my kids can and cannot wear.
c.) When my kids are allowed to date ( It all depends on the situation and how mature they are )
d.) Having privileges taken away when my kids act up and/or make dangerous decisions.
e.) Having my kids check in with me by phone when they are out of the house. ( So I don’t worry )
I believe I will be a good parent in the future. My Mother’s awesome parenting has influenced me to be a parent like her. I know for a fact these 29 things will make my kids, or shall I say any kid, less likely to: go behind their parents’ back, participate in negative activities such as robbery, drug dealing, and drug experimenting; be negatively influenced by their peers, and cause trouble. I know these 29 things will make my kids respectful individuals who will make the right decisions. I think all parents or future parents should follow these 29 things because it will make both they and their kids happier and closer.