Is parenting natural?

People are not born with the essential skills to be parents, although some people have a natural temperament that makes it easier for them to parent. To some degree, learning how to parent involves considerable trial and error. Parents who are open to learning how to improve their parenting skills usually become better parents over the course of time.

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1. What is parenting?
2. Is parenting natural?
3. Does a parent's role change?
4. What do children need from parents?
5. How can I improve as a parent?