Families are the building blocks of society. However, most parents spend the majority of their time working to meet the demands of supporting their families with little energy left to go towards nurturing their families. If families are dysfunctional, it shouldn’t be surprising when our society is dysfunctional. It is imperative that parents recognize the importance of their roles within their family units as well as the society as a whole.
Parents, not schools or the government, should be the primary influence in a child’s life; it is their responsibility to instill in their children a sense of principles, productivity, and responsibility. This can only be done if parents recognize their roles as the leaders of their family and actively try to educate themselves on effective means of educating their children.
Leadership development is a crucial aspect of parental development. Parents not only must adopt key leadership skills in order to effectively interact with their children; they also need to foster leadership skills within their children. The same qualities of integrity, communication, delegation, and honesty that are important in parents are also important qualities for their children to adopt for personal as well as professional success.
Leadership skills are important in both the personal and professional spheres. And ultimately, parents want their children to be happy and successful. Exemplifying the characteristics of a good leader not only enable them to communicate with their children effectively, it also provides an example for their children to emulate.