Good parents are positive, nurturing, and encouraging. They also embue their child with a high sense of self and self-confidence. They treat their children in a respectful manner, never treat them in ways that are disrespectful and/or soul destroying.
Good parents instill in their child a can do and unstoppable attitude in the face of obstacles and failures. They also encourage and support their child's dreams and aspirations (as long as it is positive), never telling them that their dreams are fantastical or unrealistic. They treat their child as an individual instead of believing that the child is a replica of them.
Good parents are also involved in their child's life. They also include their child in their lives, not seeing the child as a noisome yet barely tolerable inconvenience. They consider their child to be an enjoyment. They listen to their child, never invalidating his/her experiences and/or viewpoints. They realize that their child have opinions and beliefs as valid as theirs.
Good parents cultivate their child's unique talents. They see the importance of their child doing things that they are naturally attuned to and/or are passionate about. They do not push their child to be one of the masses, the crowd, and/or to be average. They appreciate and rejoice in their child's uniqueness.
Good parents do not play favorites with their children if they have more than one child. They see all of their children as unique jewels. All of their children are treated with reverence, love, and respect. If they elect to have a larger family, the oldest child is not discarded nor pressed into being an adult before he/she is ready, the middle child is not overlooked and left to his/her own devices, and the youngest child is not treated more preferentially than the older siblings in the family.
Good parents are there for their child through the good and bad times. They realize that children do fail and make mistakes. After all, those things are part of learning, growth, and development. They do not continuously rehash their child's mistakes, letting the past........BE PAST. They respect their child's differences whether it is lifestyle, religious beliefs, or other related choices. They do not expect their child to follow their lifestyle nor do they disavow, even disown, their child if he/she elects a different path. Sadly, good parents are FEW and FAR BETWEEN; the average parent has HIS/HER agenda regarding parenting.