Tips to Be A Better Mom
By: Beth Aldrich
Being a mother is very rewarding, especially knowing that you are taking care of your children’s physical and emotional needs to become happy and healthy individuals. If you’re like me, you’re always on a quest to find more ways to continue on your path to awesome mom-dom. Here are a few tips I’ve picked up along the way.
- Be patient. Being a parent is challenging; let’s face it, children can try your patience at times, be a bit demanding and sometimes even out of control. But, the more you hear this phrase, the more you will do it. Take a moment, step back and take a deep breath. When you see the forest from the trees, you will realize that they are works in progress, just beginning to grow and learn from your behavior. If you’re out of control, unorganized and demanding, so will they. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
- Be the parent, not the pal. The key word here is boundaries. Say what you mean and mean what you say. No is no and that’s final. Your children won’t like you every minute of every day, but the proof is in the pudding; they will love and respect you more if you set the bar high and stick to your word.