We often hear about the importance of good parenting techniques, and while it is essential to learn them, there is more to being a good parent then being able to relate well to your child. After all, there are many individuals who have good people skills, yet make lousy parents.
Amazingly, Sarah Imenu herself wasn’t ready to be a parent to Yitzchak until she was 90 years of age. Despite her personal greatness, she wasn’t quite there yet. This shows that the true essence of great parenting is being a great person – the type of person who can guide a child on the proper path in life. But that leads to the critical question: how can I, a regular person, become so great that my children and grandchildren will want to emulate me?