Motherhood isn’t a job for the weak at heart. Despite feeling like giving in on a daily basis and letting your child rule the house, you have to keep on your feet and secure your place on the throne. Sometimes amidst the whirlwind that is parenting, we kind of lose our sense of self and lose touch with who exactly is calling the shots. You can turn around one day and find that you aren’t in the driver’s seat anymore. Here are some signs that you are a strong mother.
- A Strong Mom Doesn’t Care – It isn’t rare to see a mom put the opinions of others before her child. Despite how the kid is feeling, she’ll sacrifice the comforts of priority one for a bunch of strangers and still make coffee and play dates. A strong mom will always put her child first and not care about others. If something comes up she will cancel the meeting with her friends, she will put aside community events and even her work.
- A Strong Mom Doesn’t Make Empty Threats – A strong mom needs to follow through with what she says. If your kid is behaving badly and you tell them that they aren’t going to a park or getting a toy, don’t give in at the sight of their crying. This way your kids will always know that your word is concrete. Taking this back will put them in a position of power.
- A Strong Mom Listens – Your kid needs to know that he/she has a voice. If you aren’t going to listen to them, they will walk out into society with the notion that nobody will care about what they have to say. Although sometimes children can talk about very trivial things, it is in their and your best interest to listen to them for thirty minutes or so.
- A Strong Mom Admits Failure – Everybody goes too far once in awhile. A lot of mother might not see the point of saying sorry to their children, but a strong mom will ask forgiveness from their child and explain why they did the wrong thing.