I remember my son, age 12, got the entire congregation laughing at stories he remembered about his father during his father's funeral.
It was touching for us all that in the midst of his pain, he remembered the funny things.
If your own parents were 'inadequate', and you made no effort to educate yourself, it may leave your own skills lacking. - A strong moral/ethical compass which includes compassion for others - if your children see you practice compassion, to them, and especially to others, you are modelling to them how you want them to behave.
That said, some of the qualities I value, as a parent and which I see in others: - Patience. - Respect - expect it from others, and give it to others, no matter their station in life.
If children do not work hard in school, they get poor exam grades, and it will undoubtedly cause their parents to worry about them.
Firstly, I believe that what the parents care most about is their children's future.
Things like this will definitely cause them much anxiety and depression.
After that I realized that I should let them worry less about my studies.
I realized very quickly that I had to show the kids that we still have a good life ahead, even without their father.
- Humour - In every situation there is a place for it.