How many times have you heard someone say that "parenting is easy"? Probably never, right? Parenting is a hard job and doesn't come with a set of instructions for us to follow. The responsibilities of parenting can be overwhelming, to say the least. There are a million and one things you will be responsible for teaching your child before they reach adulthood. From taking their first steps to obtaining their first job, as a parent you will be their first and, in many cases, best teacher. And while we all wish for our children to grow to be successful and independent adults, we also hope that they grow up to be good people, showing kindness to their family, friends, neighbors and even strangers. After all, couldn't we use a little more kindness and compassion in this world?