Ideas for How to Be a Better Mom
Are you a good mom?
Most women have some fears about whether or not they will be a good mother. This is very normal. More commonly, women who did not have a very good relationship with their own mother tend to feel like they might not be a good mother themselves because of this poor bond they had with their mom. This isn’t necessarily true. Regardless of whether or not you had the best mom in the world, you can be a great mom. And if you feel like you’ve been slacking in the mother department lately, these pointers will give you some good ideas on how to be a better mom.
Go Easy On Yourself
The first thing you have to do is cut yourself some slack. We mothers tend to judge ourselves far too harshly when it comes to our parenting skills. The simple fact that you are searching for ways to become a better mother means you are concerned about your child’s well-being. If not, you wouldn’t care enough to better yourself or your child.
Don’t be so quick to think that you aren’t a good enough mom to your child, either. You are the very best mother your child could have. Maybe you don’t do everything perfectly, but nobody does. So go easy on yourself.
Remember Your Child Isn’t a Cookie Cutter
It is also important to remember to treat each child as their own person. One of the biggest mistakes parents make is thinking that all their children should act the same and be treated in the same manner. This isn’t so. Just as you are not the same as a sibling or a friend, neither is your child the exact same person as their sibling. You have to take time to get to know them individually.
Get To Know Your Child
The most important piece of advice is very simple. Get to know your child. The more time you spend with your child, the more you will get to know each other. Far too often, parents expect their children to just grow up decent, respectable people who will take care of their parents in their old age. However, if you haven’t built a solid relationship with your child throughout his entire life, there will be very little, if anything, there once your child reaches adulthood.
Even animals have mothering instincts
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2009 Hope Wilbanks