Now, we are not dumb. We know that only 1% of teens like their parents. We're ready to be hated. And we know all kids, no matter how much they love their parents most of the time, have days where they despise them. We're ready for that too.
But were talking about the kids who actually have a good relationship with their parents. Yes, most everyone loves their parents for being parents, and no one likes their parents 100% of the time. We've taken all that into consideration.
But you know those people who go into college, or even in high school that just seem to... get along with the adults in the house? They just have a GOOD relationship.
How do you get that?
I want to take a survey. Every person who feels that they have a good relationship with either mom, dad, or both- and I want them to analyze WHY. WHY do you feel your parents were good parents? What did they do that made it so you guys got along? How did the parent well, and yet inspire trust and love at the same time?
I bet a lot of the answers will be personal- kid versus parent personality. But, I bet EVERY person who feels they have a positive relationship with a parent- will mention two or three things that are the same. I have faith in the fact that there HAS to be at least two or three good parenting constants no matter who you are or where you live.
And Adam and I just feel that.... if we could get those two or three traits/ styles/ etc under our belts- that we could do this whole mommy, daddy thing. It would be kind of like a parenting cheat sheet.
If you feel comfortable... answer my lame survey :) Do you have a good relationship with either of your parents? Why? What did they do?
I promise- if you answer some day my kid will probably some to appreciate it A LOT. :)