When I got married, I had 4 theories on how to be a good parent... Now I have 2 kids and no theories....
This question often stumps me. WHAT MAKES A GOOD PARENT?
To my surprise, the answer turned out to be very very simple and it came from an unlikely source... Reya
Recently, I took Reya for a walk in a new open-air shopping complex. We spent a couple hours bonding by shopping for cute lunch boxes and had a great time. Then we saw a Merlion fountain with coins in it. Reya asked me why there were coins in the fountain. I told Reya it was a wishing well and explained to her how to make a wish. I took out 2 coins and we both made a wish.
Reya asked me what wish I made. I told I wanted to be a good parent.
Reya exclaimed "Your wish came true. You ARE a good parent... REALLY"
I was happy, yet puzzled... Reya is generally not very approving of my parenting style and she has made it clear to me on several occasions. So I asked her "Why?"
Reya explained "Because you let me watch TV this morning. And I really wanted to watch TV, because I didn't watch any the whole week. So you are a good parent!"
Ah! Now the mystery is solved... All you got to do to be a good parent is to let your kid watch some TV... EASY!