Here are five of the Top Teacher Traits that parents have:
Parents have practice every day at being able to see both the big picture and the steps to getting there. We know that not all learning is going to happen in one big leap, but in many small steps. Parents learn early on to celebrate every single step.
Nothing requires flexibility more than raising a child. Those little kiddos are never predictable, and being able to adjust your plans and expectations is something that parents do all day, every day.
All parents know that when you’re working with kids, you’ve gotta adapt. That means accepting that what we wanted to happen may not be exactly what is going to happen, and that is okay. Sometimes the magic happens in those unexpected moments.
Parents know that when we stop to look at things from a child’s point of view, our own perspective changes. We know that there are lots of ways to get from here to there, and often times when we understand where a child is coming from, we can help that child find the best way for him/her to get there.
Working with kids, whether parenting or teaching, is filled with humor. They are perpetual sources of laughter and silliness and they’ll keep you laughing. Parents find it easy to roll with the surprises and keep things moving.