It is difficult to overestimate the role of parents in the formation of the child's personality. Raising a son or daughter, instilling self-service skills, as well as the system of values adopted in the family, the father and mother largely shape the child's character, habits, manners, and attitude towards other people.
Taking care of their offspring, raising him, giving him warmth, care, attention, parents also influence themselves. Therefore, parenting is a kind of psychological phenomenon. The father and mother are older, more experienced than their child (especially when he is still small, completely helpless and defenseless). Therefore, parents have an instinctive desire to protect, take care of their baby, protect him from troubles, dangers, teach and instruct. They often behave in the same way, even when the child has become an adult and is able to take care of himself. They just think that their child may stumble, despite age and life experience.
An important feature of parenting from a psychological point of view is a sense of responsibility. When a baby appears in the family, the father and mother, along with great joy, feel the same great burden of responsibility. After all, now it depends on them that the child not only grows up as a healthy, well-mannered, intelligent person, but also becomes a worthy citizen of his country, a useful member of society.
Parenting also plays a big role in strengthening marital relations, it can give a new impetus to feelings between husband and wife. The spouses are grateful to each other for the incomparable happiness of fatherhood and motherhood. The child's first (albeit still unconscious) smile, his first hesitant attempts to grab a toy, crawl and roll over - all this causes them not only tenderness and emotion, but also instinctive pride at the thought: "This is our child!"
The presence of a child in the family disciplines the parents, makes them consciously desire to rationally limit their needs in the interests of the baby. When a child grows up and begins, like a sponge, to "absorb" everything that he sees and hears in the family circle, the very fact of his presence has a disciplining effect. Parents are forced to carefully monitor themselves, their actions and words, so as not to set a bad example for their son or daughter. From the point of view of psychology, this is a very effective educational method.
Finally, it is psychologically easier for parents who know that they, like all living beings, have their own deadline, to come to terms with the idea of imminent death if they have a child - their continuation on this Earth. They understand that the child will not abandon them in old age, will support, as they supported him when he was still small.