To become a parent, one does not have to have any knowledge or meet prerequisites. Children do not come with an instructional manual for parents. Parents do not have an instructional manual that teaches them how to be a parent. Parents learn by direct experience, as with everything else in life. Reading books on parenting can teach knowledge, but it cannot teach the right way to raise a child. Every child is raised a different way, just like each person lives their life their own way. There is no perfect way to raise a child.
Glennon Doyle Melton, a mother of three kids writes about parenting. Melton is the author of the award winning blog, Momastery. Her blog’s topics are the highs and lows of being a parent. She shares her real experiences, although she does not teach parents how to raise their kids. Through her shared experiences, she allows other parents to know that they are not alone.
Recently, Melton wrote a letter to her son. The letter was written the night before her son, Chase started third grade. The letter was posted to her blog and it spread. Melton wrote the letter to tell her son, her main wish for him. She asked for him to be a kind and compassionate being towards others.
She wanted to teach her son to become a friendlier person, which in turn will help make the world better by sharing a story. Now she has encouraged other parents to do the same.