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What makes a good parent? The specific answers may vary, yet most people agree that good parenting fosters the following characteristics in children and adolescents:

  • positive self-image
  • confidence in their abilities
  • good interpersonal skills
  • compassion
  • ability and willingness to cooperate with others

Parents who achieve these goals have mastered the important skill of setting limits while encouraging appropriate behavior. They have also learned how to combine high expectations with reasonable goals for their children and adolescents. In addition, they will feel loved and accepted in the family.