You may forget what you learn in school, but what you educate yourself will remain forever. Education remains even after you forget what you learn at school. Self-education means to learn. Learn in the purest form which you will never forget. It is the education which you get to benefit yourself. It is not something that you learn at school as a part of your syllabus. You may not learn how to be a parent in school. But you may educate yourself with necessary norms which help you become a good parent. To be a good parent, you need to educate yourself, as there are no institutions which may help you do that.

What is Success?
Success is different for every individual. There is no specific definition of success. You may want to get success in your financial matters, your spiritual matters, relationships, academics, etc. success is when you are self-satisfied at what you achieve. Success means to set a goal, pursue the goal and achieve the goal. Success for a parent is to raise a child well-educated, well-behaved, healthy child who also respects the society. But to achieve that success you as a parent need to educate yourself. You need to know how to raise a child.

Develop willpower for self-education
Never back off. Make sure that you do not give up. Willpower is one of the most important elements to educate you.

Read
Reading is important. There are many books about parenting which you should read. No one will teach you to read those books. You need to start reading the books on parenting and educate yourself. Seek help from professionals. You may also attend seminars about parenting. These seminars and social meetings will teach you a lot. When you read the books, you will not only learn how to do but also learn and know what you are doing wrong.

Why is Self-Education Key to Success?
In general, self-education is an important factor towards success. You may know a lot of successful people, famous people who did not achieve success without self-education. All the successful people in the world are not successful because of their schooling or good grades in the universities, but self-education. Striving hard and using the knowledge they gain from academics and use it to self-educate. If you want to become a good parent, you need to educate yourself. When you educate yourself, it means you are willing to achieve success whatever it takes. It is why self-education is the key for parenting success. Those parents who learn by themselves are more successful than others.

Start Asking the Right Questions
Self-education is not only about reading books and attending the personal development seminars. It is also about getting in contact with the people like you. You should start asking the right questions. You should start asking the right questions and get answers from the right people. Being a parent you should ask people around you. Ask the people who you know to be good parents. Ask them how they did it.