When getting into marriage, many take a vow of sticking with someone for better or for worse. When saying this, many focus on the bad times for instance, during illness, fights, when money is scarce or when one loses his or her job. What most forget is to vow to be a good parent during the good and bad times. Why so? Well, mainly because raising a kid is not a walk in the park but a responsibility that comes with several challenges of itself. So how can one manage to be a good mother?
First, ensure that your kids come first at all times. We get it, you have a job, friends and a husband, but they do not need a lot of your attention compared to your kids. See, kids require you to be present when they need someone to talk to about how their day at school was, how they like a certain boy or girl or even how your kid won an award for being good at something. Your presence makes them feel important.
Second, be your kids’ problem solver and solution giver. Children encounter some of the same problems that grown-ups encounter. The only difference is the level of seriousness the problem requires and the intensity of the problem. As a mother, your kids will approach you to talk about these challenges. It is your responsibility to listen and understand the problem then provide the best solution. As we all know, a mother is always right.
Also and most importantly, show your kids some love and affection. Being called mother is not enough. Your kids need to feel that you love them. They need to know how much they mean to you. This can be demonstrated by telling them I love you every day, spending quality family time together or even being there for them when they need you.
Be the best mother you can be for there is no greater joy than that of your child thanking you for being the best miracle in his or her life.
About the Author
My name is Kimberly, a mother of 3 kids, Phillip, Jamie, and Alice.