If you are a good partner, it is more likely that you could be a good parent as well. A research conducted to know whether romantic relationship between parents is associated with parenting or not, suggests so.
ACCORDING TO a research carried out by University of Bristol, the skills that we use to care for our partner are the same we use to nurture our kids. The study was conducted to know whether the romantic relationships between the parents is associated with parenting or not.
Abigail Millings, the lead author of the research says, “Our work is the first to look at romantic caregiving and parenting styles at the same time.” The study was conducted at the University of East Anglia, with 125 couples having children, aged seven to eight years. And the factors that were examined were the bonding or attachment between the couples, the style of parenting and their care-giving response.
Caregiving basically is providing the assistance to the people who need your support, but it varies with what kind of support the other person needs from you. In parenting and romantic relationships you try to cheer up the other person if he or she had a bad day. Its all about sharing the emotions whether it is good or bad.
According to ANI, the research found if an individual can show responsive care giving, then he or she can maintain it across different types of relationships. But a surprising result of the research was that there is no relation between your care towards your partner and your partner behavior as a parent.
The research does not provide any data on the causes of care-giving towards your partner to be mirrored in your care-giving for your children. Still some more research is needed in this field to see whether the association can actually be used in this way.