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Operating a cooperative household is the best way to ensure that your children learn appreciation, responsibly, and how to take ownership of their environment. When everyone in the family pitches in incredible things start to happen. Start thisMoreOperating a cooperative household is the best way to ensure that your children learn appreciation, responsibly, and how to take ownership of their environment. When everyone in the family pitches in incredible things start to happen. Start this with your children early and you can be guaranteed that the teenage - out of control party - wont be hosted at your house. Why? Read on!How to Be a Good Parent - Answers to Key Parenting QuestionsHow do I raise good kids? What is good parenting? Should I smack my child? What do children need? Am I doing the right thing? Will my kids love me?These are some of the vital questions people ask once they have children. Biology turns people into parents before they are fully prepared for the task. And a Birth Certificate is not a qualification of good parenting. Child raising involves skills and attitudes that may not come naturally to many. Discipline is always a challenge. Parenting is a minefield for those who lack confidence.So, How can you be a Good Parent? Here are some practical tips from my observations around the world.As a seminar speaker on the topics of Marriage, Family and Parenting, I have had to think through the issues and also answer questions that have been posed to me across the globe. What I have found is that the issues which challenge western parents in the USA or Australia are the same ones that test parents in African townships, Greek cities, Fijian villages and Asian jungles.CONFIDENCEFirstly let me suggest that personal confidence suits parenting better than insecurity. While we should be thoughtful and teachable about what we are doing as parents, it is always best to come to a place of confidence and security, than to be forever uncertain. If you are indecisive and insecure take time to find a simple set of guidelines which you can follow with confidence. I have written Parenting Horizons - Empowering Parents to Build Generations, specifically to give guidance to parents who are uncertain how to proceed.THE OBJECTIVEAnother important aspect of parenting is to know where you are going. It could be put like this, Start with the end in mind. Your role as parent involves caring for the child and helping them grow into adulthood. The more specifically you focus on an outcome the more effectively you will achieve it.