Are you an all-rounder? Be masculine as well as feminine, firm as well as fair, be part dad and part mom. Being a parent requires undertaking a wide diversification of roles. It requires being gentle with a bruised leg or ego, and at the same time, being the protector from dangers. Ask yourself these 2 questions: If a dog were about to attack your child, would you step in without hesitation and risk your own safety in order to protect your child? Would you cry openly in front of your child? If you don't answer both of these questions as "yes" without hesitation, you are probably not an all-rounder. Review your priorities. Be a responsible parent in order to teach your child how to be a responsible parent.