Mom and Dad’s Parenting Style • 10.29.08
As individuals and as parents, Mom and Dad are by no means perfect. Just like any other parents, they, too, have their own weaknesses. But as their child, I admire how well they have played their roles. Here are some of the things I appreciate about them.
1. I appreciate that they always listened to us. And not only that, they solicited our opinions. Even when we were still in our elementary years, our voices were already heard on family matters. Like for example, they would ask us if we should get a house help. They would share the pros and cons, and ask us if we could add to the list. Then, we would decide as a family. When we were in high school and we were beginning to become financially burdened, we made together the decision to swap our residential land to an agricultural one so Dad could farm it.
And when one of us kids commit mistake, we were always given time to air our side and explain our actions. Only after we all have spoken would there be a decision as to the kind of punishment we would be meted out.