There are Three main points that can be discussed regarding Good Parenting.
1. Think by their perspective:- Try to deal or react with your children by thinking with their perspective. That is, when you interact with your children on any matter, first you have to imagine that, for a particular matter or incident or object, how a boy or girl of a particular age will think about. You can certainly do that as you have experienced it already when you are growing. When you do it, you will have an idea what could be going on in his/her mind. Then you have to interact with them accordingly by explaining or reacting with the pros/cons, good/bad things about that particular matter or incident or object, etc. Because it is the fact that, at different age, we look the same thing/matter/incident/object differently.
Suppose a favourite toy of a small child breaks by mistake, then we either scold him/her or we do not bother about it much or promise them to bring a new one. But the boy/girl feels very sad about it or get afraid of parents for getting punishment, etc. In such a position you have to be calm & understand them and react accordingly.
2. Identity:- When you deal with your children, do not forget your identity of a parent at that particular moment. No matter who you are- a businessman, an employee, a worker, etc but at that moment, you are a father/mother of your child. This is very important as many times we forget this and this leads to create communication problems with our children.
3. Imitation:- Children often imitate what they see around. So you have to take care of your behaviour, habits, communication with others, etc because that is going to create impacts on their thoughts & behaviour. If you are fighting with your spouse in front of them, they will start hating you in their mind or will develop some negative feelings; if you are not stopping your vehicle at RED signal, they will do the same when grow up; If you have bad food habits, they will have the same.
So go ahead & enjoy parenting!