This is my job. I am responsible for our future! That's a tall order, people! Every one of us who have children, are responsible for the future. Looking at it that way gives you a whole different view on being a parent, it should, in my opinion anyway.
The way we raise our children directly influences the adults they will become. That is a big deal. Right? We need to remember that when we make the choices we do with our children. No matter what our parenting style is, we need to love them unconditionally, teach them to be tolerant, respectful, caring and honest and we need to show and tell them we love them every single day. Sometimes showing them that we love them, is punishing them for misbehaving or sending them to bed early when they are cranky. Part of loving them is raising them to be the best people they can be.
I don't get paid for this job, but I feel rich. I'm not a supermom, but my kids all think I am the best. I'm not a perfect wife or the most beautiful woman, but my husband looks at me like I'm amazing. I'm not perfect, but I try my best.
Raise your children to be the best people they can be. Always remember they are the future. Love them with everything you have. Punish them from your heart and not out of anger. Remind them of their worth often. Try to use kind words. Hug them... hug them every single day.