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Effective Parent Wanted


  • must have reasonable demands and high responsiveness
  • must listen to children
  • must place limits, consequences, expectations
  • must express warmth and nurturance
  • must allow children to express opinions

Characteristics of an Effective Parent

  • patience
  • sense of humor
  • sensitivity
  • responsibility

Skills Needed to be an Effective Parent

  • ability to get along well with children
  • ability to clean up messes
  • ability to multitask
  • ability to cook

Parenting Management Skills

  • recognize safety
  • provide a positive example
  • set appropriate limits
  • choose battles wisely
  • manage stress carefully