By Megan McIntosh
Not everyone thinks that motherhood is for them, and sometimes it isn’t. But, a lot of times it just takes the right partner. Celebrity couple¬†Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are examples of this. According to EOnline.com, Mendes never really considered being a mom until she fell in love with Ryan Gosling saying, “Then it made sense for me to have…not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him.” She says that a partnership and motherhood has shifted her focus from ambition in the workplace to ambition in the home. Instead of working hard on a movie set, Mendes says working at home with her children is “challenging her in so many ways.” It’s definitely enough to keep her occupied.
In celebrity baby news, Eva Mendes changed her mind about motherhood because of her partner, Ryan Gosling. What are some signs your partner will be a good parent?
It can be difficult to know if you or your partner are ready to have a child together. But there are always signs to look out for that indicate whether your partner will be a good parent:
1. Patience: If your partner is patient when it comes to relationship squabbles, it’s a good indicator that they’ll be a patient parent. Watch how they interact when it comes to tiny annoyances. Kids know how to push all your buttons.
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2. Flexibility: Is your partner willing to accept other people’s suggestions? If your partner is willing to be wrong or to compromise, this is a good sign they’re flexible enough to be a parent with you. You won’t always agree on parenting methods, so flexibility is key.
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3. Emotions: Your partner doesn’t have to be super emotional to be a good parent, but it is a good idea to look for signs of affection. If your partner readily shows affection, this is a good sign they’re ready to be a parent in the future. At the same time, they shouldn’t be quick to anger.
What are some signs you look for to parent with you in the future? Share below!