Godparents are common these days, and you are probably a Godparent to one of your friend’s child. Being a Godparent is not just about the title. There is a lot that is involved in being a Godparent, and you need to learn the tips. Whether you have been chosen to be a Godfather or a Godmother, there are certain roles that you are supposed to play in the child’s life. As a Godparent, your role is not as active as that of a parent, so this should not be a stressful role.
How to be a Godparent
Be the fun parent
The work of a Godparent is to be the fun type of parent. You can take time and spoil you Godson or Goddaughter with lunch dates and gifts. Being a Godparent, you want to build trust and relate with the child. If you live a little bit further from the child, you can take time once in a while and engage in fun activities. At this time, you can take time and build a relationship with the child. You don’t have to be stern like their parent, but you can be fun while still instilling values and discipline.
As a Godparent, it is important to stay connected with your Godchild even when you are far away. In the modern day, there are many ways of staying connected. If the child is old enough, you can stay connected through phone calls and chats. To make it even more interesting, you can send Goddaughter cards and Godson card for special event and occasions.
Instill spiritual values
The role of Godparents just like the name suggests is instilling spiritual values in the child. This is a very important role as a Godparent, and you should take it seriously. Once in a while, you should take time and educate the child on important life values. These values can be spiritual as well as values to keep them morally upright.
Being a Godparent might not be as demanding as being a parent, but there is still some level of commitment involved. You have to build your trust and relationship keeping in mind that you don’t live with the child. Always take some time and be the good aunt or uncle and have a nice time with your Godchild.