Printable Parenting Contract
*Be sure to print off a copy of our printable parenting contract below!
Parental responsibilities are far and wide. Parents often find themselves acting as entertainment guides, teachers, referees, cops, cooks, cab drivers, nurses, and so on. With so many responsibilities and roles to attend to, it can be easy to lose touch with the other important factors that make the role of “parent” so vital.
Our printable parenting contract helps parents focus on what’s important – being the best parent possible!
Most of the time when we think of "contracts" and "parenting" together, we think of behavior contracts that are intended to improve child behavior. Well, that wasn’t the intent with regards to the printable parenting contract we created!
What is the purpose of our parenting contract?
Well, instead of focusing on the behavior of a particular child or teen, this one focuses on the behavior of the parent (or parents). It's basically an agreement that the parent makes with their child (or children) acknowledging the ways in which the parent (or parents) will "behave" in that role.
Essentially, this parenting contract intends to help parents be better parents. It contains a list of parental responsibilities and expectations that the parent agrees to abide by.
Below is the text of the parenting contract. If you would like a printable version of the parenting contract then please click on the link in the upper left-hand corner of this page – or cut and paste the text below.
If you came here looking for behavior contracts to use with your child (for his or her behavior) then please visit our shop in the menu link.
SAMPLE PARENTING CONTRACT
I, _____________________________, do hereby promise to meet the following expectations with regards to my parental responsibilities.|
|If I am able to meet the conditions stated in this contract, then I can feel proud of my parenting accomplishments. I do realize though, that these conditions alone will not make me a quality parent. I will need to work diligently each day to become the quality parent that I strive to be.|
|Signature of Parent(s)||Signature of Witness|