Every woman is faced with distinct challenges as a mother but her ultimate aim is to raise her children in the best possible manner. As a mother you should keep calm and try to stay patient, although it may be difficult to keep your cool at times. Take interest in your child’s interests and involve yourself in their activities whether they are music or fashion.
Do not be tight about money and don’t automatically say no to everything your kid asks for. Be generous at their birthdays and buy them something they have been wanting for some time. You can also take them out to a special dinner or see a movie.
Make sure you are an approachable person to talk to. Try your hardest to always be understanding and a good listener. Knowing that they can go to their mom for friendship, advice, information on puberty, homework help or just a hug goes a long way for kids. Not having someone they can talk to can cause kids to retire into a shell.
Be supportive and never laugh at your child’s hobbies, interests or friends. Understand that its okay if your child thinks differently from you. Be able to admit that something you did may have been wrong and don’t be afraid to apologize.
Give your children a good education but don’t force a career of your choice on them. Guide your child through the problem solving process if they need help with their homework. Spend quality time with your child. Play ball with your son or do a craft project with your daughter. Make sure you have fun together. Take them out to museums, theatre, concerts and other cultural events. Always be supportive and fair.
A mother needs to teach her children how to be successful adults. Let them have freedom to work out problems on their own. Love them unconditionally and respect them as individuals. Be a friend but give your children moral and ethical guidance. Encourage them and teach them to be caring, respectful, helpful, friendly, trustworthy honest and God fearing.
Be a positive and moral role model and example that your children can look upto, appreciate and honour.